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Grilled Southwestern Pork Chops

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  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 47 min
  • Servings 8
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Yippee-ay-oh-so-good! Chili powder, cumin, red pepper and garlic rub these flavorful chops just the right way.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon chili powder
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
large garlic clove, finely chopped
8
pork loin or rib chops, 1/2 inch thick (2 1/2 pounds)

Directions

  • 1 Mix all ingredients except pork.
  • 2 Spread chili powder mixture evenly on both sides of pork. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer then 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cover and grill pork 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently, until slightly pink when cut near bone.

Expert Tips

Cumin, or comino, has a long culinary history dating back to the Old Testament. Its aromatic, nutty flavor, whether ground or in the form of a seed, is a common ingredient in southwestern, Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Place chops on a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro sprigs and small clusters of red and green chilies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
185
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
65 mg
Sodium
270 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
23 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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