Main Dishes

Classic Cuban Pork Chops (Not Spicy)

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This is the perfect recipe for those who love the flavors of a classic Cuban pork roast but are cooking in smaller quantities. These pork chops are full of tropical flavors but not spicy at all. The garlic and lime pair beautifully in a fragrant marinade.

2 (5 ounce) lean boneless pork chops
2 limes, juice of
½ teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves , crushed
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
½ teaspoon olive oil (optional)
Trim excess fat from pork chops. Use a knife to cut shallow cross-hatch marks over both surfaces of the chops. Mix all remaining ingredients together in a resealable bag. Add the chops and place in the refrigerator. Marinate at least an hour. Though you can marinade as briefly as an hour, for best results let the pork soak up to 6-8 hours. (Don't marinade overnight as the citrus cooks the pork over longer periods). Grill or broil 8-10 minutes, turning once half way making sure pork is fully cooked.
Nutritions

Calories
629

Sodium
237mg
9% DV

Fat
26g
41% DV

Protein
71g
142% DV

Carbs
12g
4% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV