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Grilled Cuban-Style Pork Chops

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Cuban pork chop over plantain mash and seared romaine with chunky avocado vinaigrette
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This pork chop recipe is the perfect make ahead meal. Put everything together to marinate and when meal time comes just throw the chops on a hot grill and you can be ready to eat in 15 minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes

Total Time: 39 minutes

Yield: Serves 6


  • 6 pork chops, about 1 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL orange juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/5 mL red pepper flakes


Place pork chops in a resealable plastic bag. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over meat. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 4-6 hours in refrigerator. Preheat grill for medium heat. Remove pork chops from bag and discard marinade. Place chops onto grill and cook for 10-12 minutes per side. When meat is no longer pink, remove from heat and serve.
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 5 out of 5
Cuban-Style Pork Chops, Member hartwellv

I stuck to the recipe, except that I only marinated for about 3 hours. My chops were not 1"" thick; I cooked them less than the recipe, but probably could have stopped a bit earlier. Regardless, the meat was moist and delicious and tender. I usually have a little trouble with thick chops (dry, overdone, underdone), but this recipe is made to order! Cutting a couple of times through the edges of fat on the chops will keep them from curling up.

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