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Southwest Summer Pork Chops Recipe

Southwest Summer Pork Chops Recipe

These Southwest Summer Pork Chops get their zesty appeal from a simple combination of herbs and seasonings. We love the seasoning blend on pork, but you can also use it on chicken. It gives foods a terrific taste without added salt. —Sandy Shortt, Cedarville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (about 3/4 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; rub over pork chops. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine barbecue sauce and lemon juice; add pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • 2. Discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 234 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 4 lean meat.

Reviews for Southwest Summer Pork Chops

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ppolen 219261
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Very boring. Won't make again."

captgeo5 54919
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"light flavors , very good"

tcarver 84697
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"This was very tasty."

Sparksrtd 63039
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"Kinda bland but Bon liked it"

CarrieMcKee 135512
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"Delicious :) I went to Cedarville University actually...wish I had this recipe then"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"i LOVE the rub ingredients in this recipe and the chops were perfect. I will definitely use this one again !"

gratefulservant_AZ 140156
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"This was good and easy and didn't heat up my kitchen. Also quite healthy."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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