Grilled Chili Pork Chops

Servings 4 people


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dried ground ancho chili peppers seeded (or use regular chili powder)
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 6 cloves garlic pressed
  • 4 4-oz. boneless pork chops
  • 10 cups baby spinach


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Marinate pork chops for at least 3 hours (see recipe).
  • In a small bowl, combine dried chilies, salt, pepper, cumin, lime juice, and garlic; spread mixture on both sides of pork chops; cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat outdoor or indoor grill or oven broiler.
  • Grill/broil pork chops until the desired level of doneness is achieved.
  • Serve on a bed of baby spinach.


NUTRITION per serving: 174 Calories; 6g Fat; 23g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 51mg Cholesterol; 194mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat. Points: 4 LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Grilled eggplant and steamed green beans. SERVING SUGGESTION: Add steamed red potatoes. KOSHER: Use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of pork chops. GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary.
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