Mexicali Pork Chops

Mexicali Pork Chops

Courtesy of National Pork Board 4 Servings • 10 Min. Prep Time • 15 Min. Cook Time • 4 Hr. Marinate Time


4 boneless pork center loin chops, 1 1/2 in. thickness
4 oz. canned green chilies, chopped
2 tsp. oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. ground cumin
4 Tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tsp. oil


1. In blender container, place chilies, oregano, garlic, cumin, and vinegar. Puree until smooth. Marinate chops in mixture 4-24 hr., refrigerated.

2. Heat oil in heavy skillet. Remove chops from marinade, and cook 6-8 min. on each side until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145°F, followed by a 3-min. rest time.

* Adjust the amount of chiles to suit your family's tastes. Serve with mixed greens, cornbread twists and orange slices.

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Calories: 162; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 55mg; Total Carbs: 1g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 22g; Sodium: 38mg;

Wine Pairings:

Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc