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Adobo Pork Chops

Prep Time:

2 hrs 30 mins

Cook Time:

45 minutes


6 servings


189 calories


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops cut 3/4 inch thick (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 lbs)

  • 2 Tbls packed brown sugar

  • 2 Tbls olive oil

  • 2 Tbls orange juice

  • 2 Tbls fresh cilantro (snipped)

  • 1 Tbls red-wine or cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp hot chili powder

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp dried oregano (crushed)

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (optional)

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)


Step 1

Trim fat from chops. Place chops in a sealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Combine brown sugar, oil, orange juice, cilantro, vinegar, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, ground red pepper (if desired), cinnamon and garlic in a small bowl. Pour over chops; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours to 24 hours, turning occasionally.

Step 2

Drain chops, discarding marinade. For a charcoal grill, grill chops on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chops are done (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chops on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

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