Grilled Giant Pork Chops with Adobo Paste

35 mins (prep 30)
10 ingredients
makes 4 servings
The flavors of Mexico enliven this very adaptable spice paste, which is excellent on grilled beef and chicken as well as pork. If you want to make the flavor even more complex, substitute crushed chile de árbol, dried pasilla, or New Mexico chiles for the red-pepper flakes.

Categories:  mexican , summer , grilling ,
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  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (not hot)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried hot red-pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lime zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (1 1/2-inch-thick) bone-in loin pork chops (about 3/4 pound each)
  • special equipment: a 17- by 12- by 3-inch disposable aluminum roasting pan (if using charcoal); an instant-read thermometer


Serving Size (20.95 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 103.34 Calories from Fat 91.89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.21g 62.81%
Saturated Fat 1.44g 28.78%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 877.33mg 146.22%
Total Carbohydrate 4.19g 5.59%
Dietary Fiber 2.66 g 42.54%
Sugars 0.77 g %
Protein 1.08g 8.62%
Vitamin A 3644.02IU% Vitamin C 0.07mg%
Calcium 18.93mg% Iron 1.65mg%
*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:
dried oregano, minced garlic, ground cumin, hot, finely grated fresh lime zest, a, special equipment