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Grilled Southwestern Pork Chops


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper cayenne
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 pounds pork loin or rib chops about 1/2 inch thick (8 chops)


  1. Mix all ingredients except pork. Cut outer edge of fat on pork chops diagonally at 1-inch intervals to prevent curling (do not cut into meat).
  2. Spread chili powder mixture evenly on both sides of pork chops.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 24 hours.
  4. Heat coals or gas grill. Cover and grill pork 4 to 6 inches from medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently, until slightly pink when cut near bone.

Yield: 6 servings

Per serving: 184 Calories (kcal); 8g Total Fat; (40% calories from fat); 26 g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 64 mg Cholesterol; 129 mg Sodium

Food Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable


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