Ancho Chile Pork Chops

Ancho Chile Pork Chops created by Sackville

Spicy broiled or grilled marinated pork chops. I came across this recipe when I wanted to use up some ancho chilies and this fit the bill perfectly. If you want it spicier you may want to add another chili to the marinade mixture. Recipe adapted from Cooking Light (March, 2003). Prep time does not include marinating time (8 hours). Cook time is grilling or broiling time.

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  • Remove stems and seeds from chilies.
  • Tear chilies into pieces.
  • Spray a skillet with Pam and heat over medium heat.
  • Add chili pieces and cook for 15 seconds, stirring so chilies do not burn.
  • Add garlic and cook 2 minutes.
  • Add broth- allspice to chili/garlic mixture in skillet.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon vinegar.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
  • Let mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Place (cooled) mixture in blender or food processor and process until smooth using on/off turns.
  • Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add chili/spice mixture and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in sugar, salt, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar and lemon juice.
  • Put pork chops in marinating dish or zip-lock bag.
  • Pour chili sauce over chops.
  • Refrigerate marinated chops for up to 8 hours.
  • Spray broiler rack with Pam or prepare grill (spray grill with Pam for easier clean up) for grilling chops.
  • Remove pork chops from dish and prepare grill or preheat broiler.
  • Spray broiler rack or grill with Pam.
  • If grilling, grill for 5-10 minutes each side, basting with marinade.
  • Time depends on degree of doneness desired and thickness of chops.
  • If broiling, brush chops well with marinade.
  • Broiler rack should be 6-inches below heat.
  • Broil for 5-10 minutes per side (brush with marinade when turning chops) depending on degree of doneness and thickness of chops.
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"Spicy broiled or grilled marinated pork chops. I came across this recipe when I wanted to use up some ancho chilies and this fit the bill perfectly. If you want it spicier you may want to add another chili to the marinade mixture. Recipe adapted from Cooking Light (March, 2003). Prep time does not include marinating time (8 hours). Cook time is grilling or broiling time."

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  1. Shelby Jo
    My husband isn't a big fan of pork chops in general. He thinks they are always dry and boring. Well...you've given us a pork chop recipe that he actually likes!!! The chops were nice and tender with great flavor. It was a pretty easy recipe too -- the hardest part was to remember to prepare it the night before so it would have time to marinate. Super recipe, thanks for posting! Made for PRMR tag.
  2. Needles
    Wonderful flavor! Reminded us of some wonderful chops we had in New Mexico last year...intense but not overpowering. Will make this again. Thank you so much!
  3. Simonacular
    Fantastic, i marinated over night then cooked the chops on my George Foreman and they turned out lovely and tender, the flavour was as well, will definitely make them again.
  4. justcallmetoni
    This marinade is smoking. We used a mix of ancho and guanijillo chilis. Next time we'll double the batch of sauce so that we can keep it in the fridge. Would work well on chicken.
  5. Sackville
    Ancho Chile Pork Chops Created by Sackville
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