chile rubbed pork chop with grape salad

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Chile Rubbed Pork Chop

Chile Rubbed Pork Chop

Chuleta de Cerdo con Chile

Recipe Yield

4 pork chops

Cooking time

20 minutes

Rate this recipe

3.6 from 5 votes


  • 4 1-inch thick bone-in pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Pickled Grape Salad to serve

To Prepare

  • Place pork chops on a baking sheet or cutting board. Stir ancho chile powder, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the pork chops with the spice mixture. Set aside.
  • Preheat the grill to medium high, or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Brush the grill or grill pan with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add pork chops, cook for 7 to 8 minutes, then flip and cook on the other side for another 6 to 7 minutes. The meat should be at 145°F to 150°F if checked with a meat thermometer.
  • Transfer the pork chops to a plate to rest for about 5 minutes. Slice and serve with the Pickled Grape Salad.


12comments inChile Rubbed Pork Chop

  1. Andrea M Adam

    Apr 08

    Pati, I watch you religiously on our PBS channel, Saturday mornings! And I LOVE Juju! Tried the chile rubbed pork chops, and they were delicious! I ran out of ancho powder, so, I used regular chile powder, added some smoked paprika and black pepper to the blend and it came out great! Made the grape salad, only, I added cucumbers along with grapes. Turned into a great mid-week meal! Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      Thanks to you Andrea for the review, LOVE that you loved your dinner, yay!

  2. Rosa Malfavón

    Apr 04

    Hola Paty! Me encanta que vayas hasta los lugares menos pensados los rincones maravillosos, e inesperados para muchos. Y luego compartas las recetas sencillas y deliciosas. Me encanta tú programa, No me lo pierdo por nada! Cada vez me transportas a un lugar mágico. Al igual soy mexicana casada con un americano, dos hijos. Cocino tus recetas para darles lo mejor de México! 🇲🇽

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 04

      Muchisimas gracias por tus lindos comentarios Rosa, que alegria que te guste el programa. Un abrazo grande!


    Feb 26

    I love watching your tv show, love the way you cook your food looks real moisture and delicious u might think about opening up a restaurant after the covid virus is over

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      So glad you are tuning in and enjoying the show Paul, have a great Sunday 😉

  4. Roxie

    Jan 01

    Excellent ! Saw the show where you made these. Even turned out with all of the substitutions I made. Served with black eyed peas and red kale for New Year’s Eve dinner!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 06

      Uuuy, yummy sides Roxie! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones 😉

  5. Gina Lerma-Avila

    Dec 26

    Happy Holidays Pati!
    My husband Henry & I look forward to trying out this recipe. It looks fab & simple but you always make things look simple😉. We truly enjoy watching your show; you’ve sparked an interest for our future travels – Primero Dios.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 06

      Un abrazo Gina and Henry! Thanks for the kind words, hopefully soon you will be able to make it to Mexico, yay!

  6. Anonymous

    Dec 06

    Thank you, very easy and tasty!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 09


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