pork chops

Pork Chops Ranchero-Style

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The addition of cumin and chiles give these pork chops a wonderful Southwestern flavor. You can grill them over charcoal, gas, or wood. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation.

pork chops


  • 6 green New Mexican chiles, roasted, peeled, stems and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 thick-cut pork chops


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the pork, and marinate the pork in the mixture for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove the chops from the marinade and grill until done.
  3. Serving Suggestions: The remaining marinade can be boiled for a few minutes and served on the side as a sauce.

Serves: 4

Heat Scale: Medium

Photo by Valeria Boltneva from Pexels


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