Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

Recipe adapted from the National Pork Board. For more information, visit porkbeinspired.com.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless sirloin pork chops, about 6-oz each, 1⁄2 inch thick
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 jalapeno Chile, seeded, very finely minced, about 1⁄4 cup
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

Stir together jalapeno, sesame oil, soy sauce and sugar together in a small bowl. Wearing disposable gloves, rub mixture over all surfaces of chops. Place chops in single layer in shallow dish. In a large measuring cup, stir together all marinade ingredients; pour over chops, set aside for 20-30 minutes.

Set EGG for direct cooking (no convEGGtor) at 400°F/204°C.

Remove chops from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill chops on EGG, turning once, to medium doneness, about 3-4 minutes per side, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145°F/63°C, followed by a 3-minute rest time.

Serves 4.

Best served with avocado-corn salsa!

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2 thoughts on “Chile Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

  1. Very good! I would only suggest forking the heck out of the chops before marinating – used one inch thick loin chops – still a bit tough, but great flavor!

  2. I would marinate the meat with vinegar added to the liquid mixture for at least a couple of hours. Studies indicate that marinades do not penetrate the meat very much anyway. Also for newby cooks, the mixture refers to the group of dry spices.

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