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 RuthlessWr

I'm actually not a big fan of pork chops, but my husband likes them and so I gave this recipe a try. It turned out really well! The chops marinated for about 6 hours and turned out to be very flavorful! This is a great quick main dish.

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 8-10 minutes, turning once half way.

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