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Grilled Cuban Pork Chops

Grilled Cuban Pork Chops ~ Citrus, onion and, herb marinated pork chops, then spiced rubbed and grilled.

Grilled Cuban Pork Chops ~ Citrus and herb marinated pork chops, then spiced rubbed and grilled ~ The Complete Savorist When I was planning my meal, the first menu item was my version of Cuban spiced pork chops. They are so simple to make, but pack a punch of flavor.  I enjoy my own food, obviously, but these chops, well, I bounced in my chair while eating due to the layers of citrus and spice.  They are mild, no heat to speak of, but the cumin and oregano shines through and the combination of orange and lime juices meet it, and it is just a delightful combination.  Add in the flavor of the grill, it’s down right delectable.
The prep was quick, a minor amount of attention is needed during the marinating process.  Add the rub, grill, and dinner is ready.  I think this will be a hit with even your pickiest eater.
Grilled Cuban Pork Chops ~ Citrus and herb marinated pork chops, then spiced rubbed and grilled ~ The Complete Savorist
Dinner was served up with some fantastic side dishes.
Cilantro Lime Rice a mild rice made fragrant with lime and cilantro.
White Corn and Black Beans Fresh summer corn and black beans tossed with queso fresco.
Strawberry Salsa Sweet yet spicy salsa made from freshly picked strawberries.
Grilled Cuban Pork Chops ~ Citrus and herb marinated pork chops, then spiced rubbed and grilled ~ The Complete Savorist Grilled Cuban Pork Chops ~ Citrus and herb marinated pork chops, then spiced rubbed and grilled ~ The Complete Savorist

Grilled Cuban Pork Chops

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Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops

Marinade

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 onion; sliced
  • 3-5 garlic cloves; chopped
  • 1 tbsp . fresh cilantro , chopped

Rub

  • 1 tbsp . black pepper
  • 1 tbsp . salt
  • 1 tbsp . oregano
  • 1 tbsp . onion powder
  • 2 tbsp . cumin
  • 11/2 tbsp . granulated garlic

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the orange and lime juice, vinegar, onion, garlic and cilantro.
  2. Stir well and add the pork.
  3. Allow it to sit in the bowl for a minute and then add it to a gallon-size or large zip-seal bag.
  4. Place on a baking sheet.
  5. Allow the pork to marinate for one hour, flipping the bag every fifteen minutes.
  6. Add all the seasonings and spices to a bowl and blend them together well.
  7. Pre-heat the grill.
  8. After the pork chops have marinated for an hour, remove them from the bag and discard the liquid and onions.
  9. Pat the chops dry and apply the rub to both sides of the pork chops.
  10. Grill the chops on each side for 4-7 minutes, depending on how thick the chops are.
  11. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve.

Grilled Cuban Pork Chops ~ Citrus and herb marinated pork chops, then spiced rubbed and grilled ~ The Complete Savorist Grilled Cuban Pork Chops ~ Citrus and herb marinated pork chops, then spiced rubbed and grilled ~ The Complete Savorist

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Vivian
    June 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    These look amazing. Keep these great recipes coming!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 26, 2014 at 1:21 am

      Thank you Vivian, that is my goal! 🙂

  • Reply
    Janice
    June 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    The marinade and rub remind me of carne asada – we will definitely be trying this one.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 26, 2014 at 1:22 am

      Thank you Janice. It is very similar to a carne asada marinade and rub. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Laurie
    June 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Love Love love Mojo naranja! Ohhhhh when you marinate them and then add the rub! Fireworks of flavor and beyond imaginable tenderness. Absolutely through the roof Great post!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 26, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Thank you Laurie. They were beyond delicious.

  • Reply
    Terri S
    June 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Wow! These look fantastic! I love pork chops. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 26, 2014 at 1:25 am

      If you are a fan of pork chops, these must go into your recipe rotation. Utterly delicious. Thanks Terri.

  • Reply
    Betty Holt
    June 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    The chops sound so good, I am going to try them.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 26, 2014 at 1:26 am

      Thank you Betty! Let me know what you think when you make them.

  • Reply
    Shannon
    June 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Wow. I am sure that my husband would love these. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Shannon, I hope he loves them, hope you do too.

  • Reply
    Ronald Gagnon
    June 28, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I am a bachelor who does his own cooking…so thank you so much for what looks like a delicious recipie

    • Reply
      Michelle
      June 28, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Ronald, you bachelors need to eat too! Glad you were able to find something you might enjoy. Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Lovefoodies
    March 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I am going to make this when we start BBQ in a couple of months. I bookmarked the recipe. It looks so delicious and I love Cuban food. So much flavour! Thanks for a super recipe 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 21, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Thank you LF, it’s really a terrific dish, lots of flavor.

  • Reply
    susan @ the wimpy vegetarian
    March 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I love Cuban food and often do a marinade similar to yours in the summer. It’s PERFECT with pork. GREAT recipe, Michelle!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 23, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much Susan!

  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    May 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Drooling here and it’s 10:00 at night! Love the looks of these beauties!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 27, 2015 at 2:47 am

      Good, now you know how I feel every single time I am on your blog!

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