Cocoa-and-Chile-Rubbed Pork Chops
90 mins (prep 60)
8 ingredients
4 servings
Chef Tim Love rubs meat with a bit of sugar to help brown it but finishes the dish over low heat so the sugar doesn't char the outside. Here, he coats pork chops with cocoa and chile powders for a rub that's like a deconstructed version of Mexican mole sauce.

Categories:  dinner , mexican-cuisine , dry-rubs , special-occasions , seasonal , boneless-pork-chops , marinades , pork , more-holidays , 4th-of-july-dinners , summer , pork-chops , mother's-day , 4th-of-july , pork-dry-rubs , grilling , father's-day , summer-dinners ,
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Serving Size (5.57 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 11.98 Calories from Fat 1.89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.21g 1.32%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.6%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.36mg 0.56%
Total Carbohydrate 2.58g 3.44%
Dietary Fiber 1.06 g 16.98%
Sugars 1.52 g %
Protein 0.39g 3.13%
Vitamin A 979.39IU% Vitamin C 1.16mg%
Calcium 1.66mg% Iron 0.22mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
crushed red pepper, boneless pork loin chops, unsweetened cocoa powder, light brown sugar