Cumin-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

"Easy, yummy pork chops. I get these marinating in the fridge in the morning and they're all set to throw on the grill when I get home from work. Prep and cook time does not include marinating time (from 10 minutes to 6 hours)"
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  • Prepare grill or heat broiler.
  • Combine sugar, vinegar, cumin and red pepper in a small bowl; mix well.
  • Put pork chops in a large plastic food storage bag and pour cumin mixture over; turn meat to coat; seal bag and marinate in the fridge for at least 10 minutes, or as long as 6 hours.
  • Remove meat from marinade; grill or broil, turning once, until cooked through, 8-10 minutes.
  • Move to a cooler part of the grill if the sugar in the rub starts to burn.

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  1. Had these this evening - very flavorable - I love the taste of the cumin - for me personally the sweetness was just a tad much so next time I make these I'll cut back on the sugar a bit. Very easy to put together and grill - thanks for posting Hey Jude.
  2. Really nice but not as spicy as we had hoped.
  3. An easy rub with a pleasantly sweet taste. At first bite, the sweetness is dominant, then cumin kicks in. Heed direction #5--mine got a little charred (just one side). Learned that lesson quickly! Thanks for sharing.
  4. I thought these were great and woukd have given them 5 stars, my husband thought they were good, but only 4 stars worth, I just used regular vinager as I didn't have any cider vinager. I pan fried them on high heat to sear them.
  5. A very simple but tasty marinade, with just enough of a kick to give it a nice flavour.


  1. This is my favorite pork chop recipe by far! Since I only used two thin t-bone pork chops, I cut everything in half. At first I wasn't sure if this was enough marinade. So instead of pouring the sauce in the bag, I rolled the porkchops in the sauce and marinaded for 20 minutes. I also realize now that I accidentally used black pepper instead of red pepper. AND IT STILL TURNED OUT GREAT! My sister and I practically licked the t-bones clean. YUMMY!
  2. I made a batch of the marinate but on tasting it I found that the vinegar gave it quite a bite. I dumped that batch and remade it, substituting balsamic vinegar for half of the cider vinegar. The pork chops turned out fantastically flavorful and moist after marinating for 3 hours. We dripped the remaining marinate over the chops as they grilled. Yummmmm, thank you Jude!



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