Sunday, August 4, 2013

Grilled Lime and Chipotle Pork Chops

It's the beginning of August and it feels like late September outside.  It's making me nervous that grilling weather is going to fade!  But I'm really determined not to use the oven too much, and continue to take advantage of the warm weather while we have it!  I've been trying to mix pork chops into our weekly meals, and I'm always looking for new recipes to make it interesting.  This was really nice to marinate the night before for an easy weeknight meal.

Grilled Lime and Chipotle Pork Chops
adapted from Kalyn's Kitchen

4 pork chops, fairly thin-cut, boneless or bone-in
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tbsp dried cilantro
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground chipotle powder
1 tsp ground cumin

Arrange pork chops in a single layer in a large resealable bag.  Mix mayo, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, onion powder, chipotle powder and cumin and pour over pork chops.  Seal the bag and marinate at least 6 hours to overnight.  Before cooking, allow pork chops to rise to room temperature.  Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  Lay the pork chops on the grill and cook 5-6 minutes per side, flipping once or twice.  Grill until 145F inside.  Remove and let rest 3 minutes to raise internal temperature.

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