Grilled Southwestern Pork Chops

Grilled Southwestern Pork Chops


  • Prep


    5
    min

  • Total


    47
    min

  • Servings


    8


Yippee-ay-oh-so-good! Chili powder, cumin, red pepper and garlic rub these flavorful chops just the right way.

Ingredients

  • 1


    tablespoon chili powder
  • 1


    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1


    teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4


    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4


    teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1


    large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 8


    pork loin or rib chops, 1/2 inch thick (2 1/2 pounds)

Steps

  • 1

    Mix all ingredients except pork.

  • 2

    Spread chili powder mixture evenly on both sides of pork. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer then 24 hours.

  • 3

    Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cover and grill pork 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently, until slightly pink when cut near bone.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1


    Cumin, or comino, has a long culinary history dating back to the Old Testament. Its aromatic, nutty flavor, whether ground or in the form of a seed, is a common ingredient in southwestern, Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.

  • tip 2


    Place chops on a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro sprigs and small clusters of red and green chilies.

Nutrition

185 Calories, 10 g Total Fat, 23 g Protein, 1 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:
1 Serving
Calories
185
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10 g
Cholesterol
65 mg
Sodium
270 mg
Potassium
310 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
Protein
23 g
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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