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Marinated Chops ‘n’ Onion

"The first time I made this spicy dish, my husband commented on how moist the pork was, so I knew it was a keeper," relates Connie Brueggeman of Sparta, Wisconsin. It gets eye-appeal from red onion slices that turn a pretty pink when they're cooked.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1 large red onion, sliced, divided


  • In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, salt if desired and cayenne. Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork chops and half of the onion. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade and onion. Grill chops, covered, over medium-hot heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reaches 160° Place the reserved marinade and onion in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Serve with chops.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 230 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 773mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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