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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 flavour packed rub.
May 6, 2013

Ingredients

  • Cuban Rub
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) grated lime peel
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Pork Chops
  • 4 boneless pork loin or rib chops, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick (about 2 lbs/1 kg)
  • 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 centre reads 160ºF. Garnish with mango slices.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Substitution: No cumin seed? Use 1 teaspoon ground cumin.
  • Tip 2
    Serve With: Round out these flavour packed pork chops with corn on the cob and cooked rice tossed with black beans.
  • Tip 3
    Variation : The Cuban Rub is also delicious on chicken breasts.

Nutrition Information

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 Servings
Calories
410
Total Fat
24g
Saturated Fat
7g
Cholesterol
140mg
Sodium
380mg
Total Carbs
1g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
48g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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