Bring the flavor of the Southwest to your grill with this zingy chipotle-lime pork chops recipe — marinated and perfectly grilled.
This marinated & grilled dish can start with pork chops, roasts or tenderloins.
Chipotle-lime pork chops recipe
4 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops, about 1-1/4 inch thick
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped OR 1 dried chipolte chile, rehydrated* and minced **
2 teaspoons oregano
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place chops in a large self-sealing plastic bag; combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over chops. Seal bag and refrigerate for 4-24 hours.
Remove chops from marinade (discarding marinade) and grill over medium-hot coals for a total of 12-16 minutes, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
* To rehydrate, cover chile with hot water for 10 minutes, let stand at room temperature. Drain and use as directed. Seed chile, if desired, to reduce piquancy a bit.
** Always wear rubber gloves when handling hot chiles.