Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

1 Review
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and hot pepper sauce guarantee these chops live up to their name—SPICY.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 pork rib chops, cut ¾ inch thick
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Sliced mango and/or fresh chile peppers (optional)


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  1. Place chops in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl, stir together lime juice, chili powder, oil, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, hot pepper sauce, and salt; pour over chops. Seal bag; turn to coat chops. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chops, discarding marinade.
  2. Place chops on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 11 to 14 minutes or until pork juices run clear (160°F), turning once. If desired, garnish with mango and/or chile peppers.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 chop
  • Per serving: 196 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 61 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 401 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 35 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 159 mg sodium; 461 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean meat

Reviews 1

April 07, 2018
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By: Danimal
Spicy this wasn't. I even added a pinch of cayenne to boost the spiciness, Maybe 1/4 tsp. But by my standards it wasn't spicy at all. It was very tasty and my wife liked it, too. I will make this again but I will add more Cayenne next time. I used Crystal Hot Sauce, maybe Tabasco would have added more heat.
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