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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 pork chop equals 234 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 202 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.