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Grilled Cuban Pork Chops

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Grilled Cuban Pork Chops
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Tired of plain pork? Jazz grilled chops with a flavor-packed rub.
Updated Aug 12, 2010

Ingredients

Cuban Rub

  • 2 tablespoons grated lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seed
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Pork Chops

  • 4 boneless pork loin or rib chops, about 1 inch thick (about 2 pounds)
  • Mango slices, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove excess fat from pork. In small bowl, mix all Cuban Rub ingredients; rub evenly on both sides of pork.
  • 2
    Cover and grill pork 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning frequently, until pork is no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Garnish with mango slices.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    No cumin seed? Use 1 teaspoon ground cumin.
  • tip 2
    Round out these flavor-packed pork chops with corn on the cob and cooked rice tossed with black beans.
  • tip 3
    The Cuban Rub is also delicious on chicken breasts.

Nutrition

410 Calories, 24g Total Fat, 48g Protein, 1g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
215
Total Fat
24g
0%
Saturated Fat
7g
0%
Cholesterol
140mg
0%
Sodium
380mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
48g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 7 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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