Adobo Pork Chops

Adobo Pork Chops

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

For a pleasant change from ordinary pork chops on the grill, give this spicy marinated version a try. This easy recipe is delicious.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 6 boneless pork loin chops, cut ¾ inch thick (1½ to 1¾ pounds total)
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Preparation

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  1. Trim fat from chops. Place chops in a sealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Combine brown sugar, oil, orange juice, cilantro, vinegar, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, ground red pepper (if desired), cinnamon and garlic in a small bowl. Pour over chops; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours to 24 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain chops, discarding marinade. For a charcoal grill, grill chops on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chops are done (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chops on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pork chop
  • Per serving: 189 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 71 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 215 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 28 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 171 mg sodium; 384 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 1 fat

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