Cuban Marinated Pork Chops

We just got back from a family vacation, so after a week of not-so-healthy eating, I’m ready for some lighter, fresher meals. Therefore, this week’s Try It Tuesday recipe is for a new marinade for grilled boneless pork chops. I based my version of this on a recipe I found online and adjusted slightly. Here’s what I came up with:


1 small red onion, thinly sliced

The juice from 1 lime

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 teaspoon dried oregano

3/4 teaspoon cumin

Freshly ground pepper (I used 10 turns of the grinder)

3 small, boneless pork chops (mine were about 1/2 an inch thick)


Mix all ingredients except the pork in a bowl. 
Spoon 1 layer of marinade into a quart-sized zipper bag. Add 1 pork chop and top with more marinade. Add another pork chop. Continue until all pork chops and marinade mixture are used. Seal and let sit in the fridge overnight, turning occasionally.
Remove from marinade, brushing onion slices off the pork. Grill at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-6 minutes per side.

Wow! These were tasty. My husband dubbed this marinade “taco marinade” and said it was “super good.” My two-year-old cried when his dad said he might eat his pork chop for him. I never get reactions like this from these guys, no matter how much I like something. In other words, try these pork chops as soon as you can!

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