Cuban Spiced Pork Chops

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Typical of Cuban fare, these are full of tropical flavors but not spicy. The garlic and lime pair beautifully in a fragrant marinade. Though you can marinade as briefly as an hour, for best results let the pork soak up to 6-8 hours.

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners


2 (5 ounce) lean boneless pork chops
2 limes, juice of
½ teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves , crushed
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
½ teaspoon olive oil (optional)


Trim excess fat from pork chops. Use a knife to cut shallow cross-hatch marks over both surfacesof the chops.

Mix all remaining ingredients together in a resealable bag or non-reactive container. Add the chops and place in the refrigerator. Marinate at least an hour. Grill or broil 8-10 minutes, turning once half way.

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