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Mexican Pork Chops

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  • Cut: Chops/steaks
  • Prep Time (Minutes): 10
  • Cook Time (Minutes): 12
  • Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

2 Tbsp / 30 mL tomato ketchup
1 tsp / 5 mL unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp / 2 mL garlic powder
¼ tsp / 1 mL cinnamon
1/8 tsp / 0.5 mL cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp / 15 mL minced onion
1 Tbsp / 15 mL water
Salt to taste
4 pork loin centre chops, about ¾-inch / 2 cm thick

Directions

  1. In small bowl, combine ketchup, cocoa, garlic powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and onion.
  2. Blend in water to form a paste. Season mixture with salt according to taste.
  3. Preheat barbecue on high; reduce heat to medium. Brush one side of chops with ketchup mixture. Grill chops over medium heat, 5-6 minutes.
  4. Turn chops and brush second side. Grill another 5-6 minutes until chops are browned or instant-read thermometer register 155ºF.
  5. Remove chops from grill onto a clean plate. Tent loosely with foil and allow chops to rest 3-5 minutes.

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