Pork Chops (Costeletas De Porco)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Brazilian cooks use marinades, not just to tenderize meats, but to give them extra flavor and as the basis for a lively accompanying sauce. From A Little Brazilian Cookbook by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree the first 8 ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Arrange the chops in a dish and pour over the marinade.
  3. Marinate for 4 hours, turning once or twice.
  4. Lift out the chops and scrape off any marinade.
  5. Pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Heat the butter in a pan, add the chops, cook on a moderate heat 4-5 minutes on each side.
  7. Remove to a serving platter and keep warm.
  8. Add the marinade to the casserole, add a little water or white or red wine, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Pour over chops and serve.
Most Helpful

I used all the ingredients listed for this recipe, but I did not puree the marinade. It turned out great. This were very tender and the marinade was nice. Made for ZWT 2011.

morgainegeiser June 09, 2011

Made for ZWT #7 and team Witchin Kitchen. This is a nice way to make pork chops with a very tasty marinade and sauce. I didn't have thick pork chops so used twice as many thin cut chops. Next time I'd increase the chili to use the entire thing, but otherwise very nice as written.

CaliforniaJan June 07, 2011