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Cuban Pork Chops

Mercedes Torres Lopez: "It was yummly. I probably won't make it again" Read More
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Cuban Pork Chops

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Easy, flavorful marinated pork chops are coated and baked in mojo spices. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (about 1-inch thick)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • 3 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil (divided, for searing chops)
  • chopped cilantro (for serving)
  • avocado slices (for serving)
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    Calories380Calories from Fat270
    Total Fat30g46%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat270
    Total Carbohydrate7g2%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    It was yummly. I probably won't make it again
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    neil a year ago
    fabulous! certainly worth repeating!
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    Robert Pierce a year ago
    I'm gonna try this with boneless chops, and do all of the cooking in the skillet @ 3-4 minutes for a 1 inch chop. tyvm
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    Marie B. a year ago
    It is very spicy for me 😁 not a favorite. Don't think i would try this again
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    Bryanna Bond 2 years ago
    We arent rwally cookers but are trying new things, tripled the spices and it was amazing and very easy :)
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    Ingrid Triviño 2 years ago
    my husband loved it! taste great!
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    Sargent 2 years ago
    Made this last night; was very good. Had some real bite in regard to the spices. I doubled the spice mix to cover the chops, but it was not enough to cover the 3rd chop (and it calls for 4 chops) So I would make again, but if you make it.... kick up the amount of the spice mix. Served it with asparagus risotto and that was a perfect fit. Ciao !!
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    Odin Lomax 2 years ago
    This is the first meal I have ever made and followed actual measuring amounts etc in my life and it was great. The combination of all ingredients really complemented eachother! Definitely going to make again and highly recommend to anyone!!!
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    Boyd 2 years ago
    Excellent! A true crowd pleaser. Have made it many times since.
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    James Biggar 3 years ago
    Just the right amount of flavor and heat (from the spice rub). Topped with avocado and cilantro give it a professional look, and nice texture. We will put this on our dinner list again.
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    Pam Cesarz 3 years ago
    great had to adjust cooking time, but was an excellent home chef dinner.
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    Worner 3 years ago
    They turned out really well, except I cooked them until they reached 160 degrees. pork freaks me out. I wanted it done well.
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    Justin Daves 3 years ago
    finga Lickin delicious Cuban pork chops💪
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    Lanis Panny 3 years ago
    absolutely delicious, very moist and perfect seasoning combination. Avacado and Cilantro on top was a great addition. i.served it with yellow spanish rice and Cuban beans.
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    Sergio 3 years ago
    excellent 👍 will make it again as is. try an avacado and tomatoe salad with it.
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    Harada-Meeks 3 years ago
    Was terrific. Used 2 boneless pork chops instead of the 4 as I'm cooking for 1 now. However, the oven time took longer then expected because it boneless I used the shortest time. Instead of straight paprika I used smoked paprika. It didn't seem to matter as far taste is concerned but I did use 2 gentle shakes of cayanne pepper. Next time only 1 shake. I believe the spiciness overwhelmed the smoked paprika. I will certainly make it again.
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    Evelyn Segura 3 years ago
    very tasty 😋 easy recipe
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    eileen martinez 4 years ago
    Very good perfect recipe! Tender and flavorful