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Mexicali Pork Chops
Courtesy of National Pork Board
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 Min.
Cook Time: 15 Min.
Marinate: 4 Hr.
What you need:
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+ 4 boneless pork center loin chops, 1 1/2 in. thickness
+ 4 oz. canned green chilies, chopped
+ 2 tsp. oregano
+ 2 garlic cloves, minced
+ 2 tsp. ground cumin
+ 4 Tbsp. cider vinegar
+ 2 tsp. oil
What to do:
1. In blender container, place chilies, oregano, garlic, cumin, and vinegar. Puree until smooth. Marinate chops in mixture 4-24 hr., refrigerated.
2. Heat oil in heavy skillet. Remove chops from marinade, and cook 6-8 min. on each side until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145°F, followed by a 3-min. rest time.

* Adjust the amount of chiles to suit your family's tastes. Serve with mixed greens, cornbread twists and orange slices.

* Recipe and photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more recipes visit:
Wine pairings:
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
Nutritional information:
Calories: 162;   Total Fat: 7g;   Saturated Fat: 2g;   Cholesterol: 55mg;   Total Carbs: 1g;   Fiber: 0g;   Protein: 22g;   Sodium: 38mg;