Cuban-Style Pork Chops Recipe
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Cuban-Style Pork Chops Recipe

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These are like Cuban sandwiches without the bread, so they’re a bit more elegant. Let your family customize theirs with pickles, mustard and other condiments. —Erica Allen, Tuckerton, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 4 slices deli ham (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Optional ingredients: mayonnaise, additional Dijon mustard and thinly sliced dill pickles

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without optional ingredients): 247 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Mix mustard, lime juice and adobo seasoning. Lightly pound pork chops with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; spread both sides with mustard mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 3-4 hours.
  2. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat 3 minutes. Turn pork and top with ham; grill 2 minutes longer. Top with cheese and cilantro; grill, covered, 30-60 seconds longer or until cheese is melted and a thermometer inserted in chops reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with mayonnaise, mustard and pickles. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cuban-Style Pork Chops in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p62

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 226387
Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"Delicious. Family really enjoyed. I didn't serve with any of the additional toppings, completely fine without."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 226013
Reviewed May. 7, 2015


i_like_pie User ID: 1201160 225090
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"These are a nice change from other pork chop recipes. I did not have Dijon mustard on hand, so I used the coarse grain mustard I did have. I also left off the cilantro, since I'm not a fan. It was delicious."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 223744
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

"Delicious and so easy! My kids were not fans of the cilantro, so I would leave it off for the little ones next time."

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