Adobe Grilled Pork Chops

"Another great Southwest recipe. The level of spiciness is your option. I like a lot of cayenne, but you can leave it out and still get great results."
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  • Mix together ingredients for seasoning paste in a small bowl.
  • Spread paste on both sides of pork chops (reserving at least 1/4 cup paste) and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  • Prepare grill; oil grill rack before placing on fire.
  • Mix together ingredients for baste, combining excess paste with ingredients for baste; set aside.
  • Grill chops on medium-hot coals or heat for 5-8 minutes.
  • Turn chops and grill for 4-6 minutes more, basting with grill baste.
  • Turn chops and cook 2-3 minutes more, basting the other side.
  • Remove from heat and allow to rest 5 minutes or so before serving.

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  1. Bergy
    Sure glad this recipe came to the light of day! Loved it - very hot & spicy but the heat seems to enhance the pork flavor not detract from it/ I used ancho paste in lieu of dried & the ancho salt (about 1 1/2 tbps, for 2 chops) and 3/4 tsp cayenne. Cooked on medium hot fire for first flip then after basting turned heat down to medium and gave it a bit longer to cook. I cut the recipe in two and it was fabulous, Love that heat, thanks SueL
  2. PanNan
    We loved the flavor of the seasoning paste. I used 1/2 tsp cayenne and it wasn't hot at all - will kick it up a notch next time. Some of the paste stuck to the grill, but the baste kept things moist. A real keeper.
  3. dianegrapegrower
    Very good. The baste tended to wash the paste off the chops, but still very tasty. Used 1/2 t. cayenne and thought the heat level was just right. Thanks!
  4. Susie D
    Very, very good if you like spicy foods. The chops had a wonderful flavor, but were not overpoweringly hot. A definite keeper!


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