Grilled Southwest Pork Chops
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes*
Prep Time: 10 minutes*
Cook Time: 15 minutes
These are simple, but amazing!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless pork chops
  • 1 - Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the canola oil, chili powder, ground cumin, crushed red pepper and garlic powder. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Place pork chops into a baking dish and spread the spice mix onto both sides of the pork chops. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.*
  3. Preheat the grill.
  4. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side, over direct heat, or until cooked to 145 F. Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of the chops. Let rest 5 minutes before serving and slicing.
  5. Cook the rice, as directed.
  6. Prepare salad.
  7. Serve Grilled Southwest Pork Chops with rice and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the 1 tsp canola oil, 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp crushed red pepper and 1 tsp garlic powder. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Salt and pepper
  • Press the prepared rub onto each pork chops

Remove as much as air as possible and seal.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to grill and grilling as directed.

Special notes

Alternative Cooking Method: Bake at 350 F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until pork chops are cooked through. Serve with caulirice for Paleo meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Grilled Southwest Pork Chops

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely before transferring pork chops to grill. Grill over direct heat for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until pork chops reach 145 F. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Serve with rice and salad.

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