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Grilled Pork Chops Adobo

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Grilled Pork Chops Adobo – Orange juice, chipotle in adobo, onions, cilantro, and herbs provide a sweet and spicy marinade for pork chops which are then grilled over a low flame to give the perfect sear, but retain their succulent texture.Grilled Pork Chops Adobo ~ The Complete Savorist #VivaLaMorena #adPork is one of my favorite meats. I can’t decide if I like it or beef more, but I guess there is no real reason to ever have to make such a final proclamation.

Recently, I have been feeling nostalgic for Sunday dinners at my late grandparent’s house. After my grandfather passed in 2006, dinners ended because my grandma moved in with my Dad and Mom2. And to be perfectly honestly, I hadn’t been to a dinner in years prior to his passing because I had moved 700+ miles away. My returning home for dinner wasn’t practical.

There was always an end of summer BBQ, usually around Labor Day because in SoCal, school went back AFTER Labor Day, not in August like it does in Utah. My dad, Uncle Ant, and my grandfather would “man” the black bubble grill that contained burgers, hot dogs, and another meat. Sometimes pork, sometimes chicken, and sometimes beef. It probably depended what was on sale at the market when my grandma went. Grilled Pork Chops Adobo ~ The Complete Savorist #VivaLaMorena #adWhen I entertain at home, occasionally I like to make the dishes that remind me of my childhood and of my family. Sometimes it confuses my guests when I get too sentimental because they aren’t sure what to make Mexican marinated meats like carne asada or this pork adobo but yet be served a big bowl of macaroni. But to me, there is no other way. My grandma was Italian, dinner wasn’t dinner if there wasn’t macaroni. But my grandfather was Mexican and loved his meats (as do I.) So you can see why my guests get slightly confused at my ethnic diversity in culinary offerings.

My cravings as of late have been for chipotle in adobo, to me, adobo is Mexico’s spicy answer to barbecue sauce. It gives an authentic Latino flavor to your food. I have been using it in several dishes and for my end of summer barbecue, I knew I was going to use it again. But how to use it was the bigger question. I happened to be looking at the weekly ads and Walmart had pork on sale. I didn’t even need to look elsewhere, immediately, I knew what I was going to make. Off to Walmart I went to pick up some chops and a new can of La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, which is found on the Hispanic foods aisle.

These pork chops are marinated in really easy mojo of chipotle in adobo with orange juice, onions, cilantro, and dried herbs and then grilled. First, marinade is put together rather quickly, then tossed back in the fridge to marinate, the longer the better (4 hours minimum to overnight) and then grilled, which takes about 10 minutes. Easy.

Then, once it comes off the grill, I promise the fiesta will move from your backyard right into your mouth. The sweetness of the orange juice hits you first, but not too sweet because the onions and cilantro balance it. But then the chipotle and adobo hit you. If you have a piece of the pepper on it, it’s going to hit you harder, otherwise, it’s a subtle heat. My 5 year old can handle it…until she got a bite of pepper that I neglected to remove…Then her eyes filled with tears and she looked at me like “why, why do you hate me?” I felt bad, but she overcame with a big glass of milk. Grilled Pork Chops Adobo ~ The Complete Savorist #VivaLaMorena #ad

Grilled Pork Chops Adobo

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 4-6 thick cut pork chops
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 chipotle; diced (from chilies in adobo can)
  • 1/2 T adobo sauce; +/- to heat taste

Instructions

  1. Chop the cilantro and the onions; add to a bowl.
  2. Add the orange juice, dried herbs, chopped chipotle and adobo sauce and whisk together until blended.
  3. Place pork in a zip-seal bag or large container.
  4. Pour the marinade over the meat, and work it in well, making sure the meat is fully coated in the liquid and herbs.
  5. Flip the meat or disturb the container frequently to help the less covered sections to recovered.
  6. Heat the grill and once it is hot, reduce heat to low.
  7. Add the pork chops, cook for about 5 minutes and then flip and cook an additional 5 minutes. Watch for doneness by checking the internal temperature with a thermometer. Depending on the thickness of the chop, it could take as little as 3 minutes per side and as long as 10 minutes per side. The internal temperature needs to be 145°
  8. Serve and Enjoy

My grandparents ~ The Complete Savorist

My grandparent dancing on their 50th Anniversary in 2002.

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43 Comments

  • Reply
    Betty
    August 24, 2015 at 11:24 am

    they look great Michell and so easy. Will have to try them.

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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    August 24, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I absolutely love anything with chipotle…I cook with them all the time. The flavor is one of our favorites! This looks like a delicious dinner…we’ll be trying it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Hope you enjoy it Michelle.

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
    August 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I am OBSESSED with chipotle peppers in adobe sauce so I am definitely trying this recipe! De-lish!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you Krista, hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Holly N @ Spend With Pennies
    August 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    These look delicious! We love grilled pork chops… thanks for a new idea!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Holly.

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    Katerina @ Diethood
    August 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    That marinade! ♥ I’d like to dip all-the-things in it! 😀

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 24, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      It is worthy to dip all sorts of things in.

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    Sara
    August 24, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    This looks awesome, and I actually have chipotles in my freezr right now so I’m making it soon! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 24, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Perfect, hope you enjoy the recipe.

  • Reply
    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    August 24, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Great flavor combo & LOVE the pic of your Grandparents!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 24, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you, they were so cute.

  • Reply
    Julia
    August 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I do not make pork chops enough…I have some in my freezer actually and I think I need to make these! <3

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 24, 2015 at 11:48 pm

      Oh yes, give them a thaw, a dip in the mojo, and then a flame kiss.

  • Reply
    Julie @ Texan New Yorker
    August 24, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Adobo is always fantastic! One of my faves. Beautiful grill marks too. 🙂

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    Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]
    August 24, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I can’t remember if I’ve tried adobo before, but these look delicious! I love grilled food!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 24, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      It’s memorable. Spicy…a little goes a long way.

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Latte Food
    August 24, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Aww, what a sweet picture of your grandparents! These pork chops look absolutely delicious!

  • Reply
    Adriana Martin
    August 25, 2015 at 12:19 am

    This pork looks so flavorful and juicy, thanks for your participation in this campaign #client

  • Reply
    lizzy
    August 25, 2015 at 8:21 am

    These look so mouthwatering!!!! I love that picture of your grandparents, how sweet they look 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2015 at 8:36 am

      They were the sweetest.

  • Reply
    Trish - Mom On Timeout
    August 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I really don’t eat enough pork Michelle. This recipe is making me rethink that decision : ) Need to try these ASAP!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      I love pork, but this is a great recipe to hang onto (ps. you can even use this for steak)

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    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    August 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    What a great photo of your grandparents dancing, they look so happy! And this pork sounds so good and flavorful too!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      I love that photo too. I miss them.

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    August 25, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I love hearing your stories…can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Thank you Sandi. I think your family will enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
    August 26, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I’m always looking for new pork chop recipes! These sound fabulous!

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    August 26, 2015 at 9:29 am

    What a wonderful photo of your grandparents! thanks for sharing this.

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    christine
    August 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    These chops sound flavorful! I’m not familiar w/ those chipotles; I am going to look out for them.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 26, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Check the Hispanic aisle in any market. And a little will go a LONG way.

  • Reply
    Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
    August 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I love pork adobo– never thought to make it with pork chops! Great idea! And the picture of your grandparents is so sweet!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 28, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Thank you Jaime! They were the sweetest too. Hope you get the opportunity to make these delicious chops.

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    Michaela - An Affair from the Heart
    August 31, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Fantastic recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! (PS — your grandparents are ADORABLE!! 😉 )

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 1, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      Thank you Michaela. I do miss them.

  • Reply
    Patsy
    August 31, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Look at those pictures, the food is amazing, i love them!

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