Cuban Spiced Pork Chops

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by justcallmetoni

This is the perfect recipe for those who love the flavors of a classic Cuban pork roast but are cooking in small quantities. 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. (Don't marinade overnight as the citrus cooks the pork over longer periods). Serve these with my Almost Fried Plantains #134349 for a delightful healthy meal.

Top Review by Mrs.Jack

DELICIOUS!!! I've made this twice now-the 1st, I followed recipe exactly and we loved it! The 2nd, I used it as a base since I didn't have enough limes-I took suggestions from others and added oj, ground coriander, extra cumin, and marinated overnight. Both ways were so flavorful-I love the lime tang! Served w/ Recipe #18036, plantain chips, cilantro rice, cranberry sauce spiked w/ a little rum, and cuban bread. Thank you so much for a wonderful recipe!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim excess fat from pork chops. Use a knife to cut shallow cross-hatch marks over both surfacesof the chops.
  2. 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.
  3. Grill or broil at 500 degrees fahrenheit 8-10 minutes, turning once half way.

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