Cilantro Lime Grilled Pork Chops With Southwestern Guacamole
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This recipe for Cilantro Lime Grilled Pork Chops With Southwestern Guacamole is beyond flavorful and so EASY to make too! The pork chops cook up in less than 10 minutes on the grill and come out super juicy and incredibly tasty.
I absolutely love grilling up Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork. It comes out so tender and flavorful! I’m also a pretty big fan of Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork because they never use steroids, hormones or artificial ingredients in their pork.
The high quality, extra thickness and the bone-in cut of Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork make these chops an excellent choice for grilling as they’re less likely to dry out than thinner or boneless cuts. I paired the grilled pork chops with a tangy cilantro lime marinade that complements without overwhelming and topped it off with my favorite Southwestern Guacamole recipe.
These Cilantro Lime Pork Chops are simple and cook up fast enough for busy weeknights, but are delicious and crowd-pleasing enough to serve for weekend entertaining. Be sure to make the Southwestern Guacamole. It is so good and doubles as an appetizer before dinner.
Summer’s getting away from us, friends, and that means grilling season will be gone in a flash. Just don’t let it get away from you before you have a chance to grill up this wonderful recipe for Cilantro Lime Pork Chops. You’re going to love them! They’re:
And absolutely perfect for grilling season!
Here’s to the best weeks of the season, to soaking in every ray of sunshine and to enjoying every last
bit bite of summer fun!
- Juice of 3 limes
- 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons lowfat Greek yogurt
- 4 thick-cut center cut Smithfield All Natural Bone-in Pork Chops
- For the Southwestern Guacamole:
- 2 large ripe avocados seeded, peeled (1 mashed & 1 diced)
- 1/2 cup diced tomato about 1 small tomato
- 1/2 cup black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup corn drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- juice from ½ lime 2-3 teaspoons
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- Put the lime juice, cilantro, oil, seasonings and yogurt in pitcher of blender.
- Combine into a smooth marinade. If you don't have a blender, just mince cilantro and whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Pour about half of the marinade into a sealable bag with the pork chops and marinade for about 2 hours or overnight in the fridge. Put the rest of the marinade into a container and store in the fridge for extra sauce to brush over pork chops before serving.
- Meanwhile, make the Southwestern Guacamole by mashing one avocado until a smooth consistency is achieved and dicing the other avocado. Stir in remaining ingredients.
- To grill pork chops, grill over medium heat (350-400 degrees F. if using a propane grill) 3 1/2 to 4 minutes on each side. If you love your pork medium rare, you should cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees (followed by a three-minute rest). If you like your chops a little more done, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Once cooked through, brush pork chops with additional marinade and serve warm and topped with Southwestern Guacamole.
I was able to find Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork conveniently located at my local Walmart in the meat department.
Love pork chops? Be sure to check out my recipe for Easy Baked Pork Chops with Strawberry Salsa.
Something to think about….
Have you tried Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork? What’s your favorite quick and easy meal for the grill?
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