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Chipotle-Lime Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Chipotle-Lime Marinated Grilled Pork ChopsBring the flavor of the Southwest to your grill with these chops. Serve with warm tortillas, beans and red rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless or bone-in pork chops, about 1 1/4-inch thick
1 chipotle chile, canned in adobe, chopped or 1 dried chipotle chile, rehydrated* and minced **
2 teaspoons oregano
2 crushed garlic cloves
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place chops in a large self-sealing plastic bag; combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over chops. Seal bag and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.
  2. Remove chops from marinade (discarding marinade) and grill over medium-hot coals for a total of 12 to 15 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Serve chops immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

*To rehydrate, cover chile with hot water for 10 minutes, let stand at room temperature. Drain and use as directed. Seed chile, if desired, to reduce piquancy a bit.

** Always wear rubber gloves when handling hot chiles.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 290 calories Protein 39 grams Fat 14 grams Sodium 370 milligrams Cholesterol 105 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 2 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.