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Ancho Chili Lime Pork Chops with Avocado Corn Salsa

Prep Time55 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado corn salsa, pork chops recipe, pork recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 542kcal

Ingredients

Pork Chops:

  • 4 bone-in pork chops boneless will also work
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Zest from ½ lime
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Avocado Corn Salsa:

  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn thawed
  • 1 avocado diced
  • ½ small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, ancho chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and salt.
  • Brush the marinade over the pork chops and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours.
  • To make the corn salsa, combine all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl, stirring well to combine.
  • To cook the pork chops, preheat your grill over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, place the pork chops on the grill and cook for 7-8 minutes on each side, until a meat thermometer reaches 145-160 degrees F.*
  • Serve the pork chops topped with the avocado corn salsa.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Prep time includes 30 minutes for marinating the pork chops.
If the pork chops are not up to temperature after the 15 minutes, flip once more and cook until desired temperature is reached. The cooking time varies depending on how thick your pork chops are!

Nutrition

Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 1093mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 784IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg