chile rubbed pork chop with grape salad


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

4.45 from 9 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.


34comments inChile Rubbed Pork Chop

  1. Alessio Garcia

    Aug 06

    I would try this recipe because it is so Simple. sounds Delicious and mouth-watering. Thank you!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      Thanks to you Alessio!

  2. Johan

    Jun 22

    I served Chile Rubbed Pork Chops last night at our first day of summer cook out. We loved this recipe and will serve it again soon!
    We have your Treasures of the Mexican Table cook book and have enjoyed many of the recipes found there, especially the salsas.
    I look forward to your shows on PBS and to trying more recipes from your book!
    Thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 23

      This is very sweet of you Johan, thanks so much for reaching out. Un abrazo!

  3. Rex

    Sep 22

    This with the Pickled Grape Salad was nothing short of amazing. Explosion of flavors, sweet, savory, spicy, sour. Love your recipes!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 05

      Thanks for the wonderful review Rex, SO happy you liked this menu 🙂

  4. Ligia

    Sep 18

    I love to watch Pati’s show on PBS because I lean new recipes every time. Mexican cuisine is so vast and rich that it is never the same thing, there is always something new to learn. I am from Chihuahua and love to learn recipes from other parts of Mexico.
    Recently I made the Red Chile Rubbed Porks chops -oh my goodness- what an experience! It was an explosion of flavors. Sweet, sour, and spicy – just heaven in your mouth!
    Thank you Pati for taking us on culinary trips all the time.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 04

      Aw! Thanks Ligia, you are extremely kind. I am so happy to know you liked the pork chops so much, yay!

  5. Michael

    Jun 15

    Very nice, flavorful pork chops. I added a little Tajin to the spice mix. I did not do the grape salad, but rather served it with Southern style peas, fancy greens, and Mexican cornbread. Everyone went back for seconds. Another great recipe from Pati.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 20

      Awesome Michael, thanks for sharing my recipe with your friends! So glad everybody liked them.

  6. Susan Zurvalec

    Jun 10

    Easy & quick for a week night and sophisticated, with complex flavors for a special dinner. I served a first course of Avocado crostini with arugula.
    A winner!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 10

      So glad you liked it Susan and great pairing with that crostini, sound yum!!

  7. Terry

    May 30

    great recipe, rub is A+. I see you went to Baja, good move. still a lot of food to explore there

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 05

      So glad you liked it Terry!


    May 23

    very tasty especially with the grape salad

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 23

      So glad you liked this combo Virginia, yay!

  9. Ken turco

    May 07

    Made this pork chop recipe and so delicious and simple to make. Have made more than once. Need to buy chops now so I can make again!!,thank you.

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 10

      SO glad you liked this recipe so much Ken, thank you!

  10. Oralia Estrada

    Apr 24

    Hola Pati me encantan todas sus recetas,y me gusta mucho como comarte con sus forma que comparte su comida con ellos.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 25

      Que amable Oralia, mil gracias!

  11. Cindy

    Apr 21

    Made these pork chops with the grape salad. Delicious!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 25

      SO glad you liked them Cindy 😉

  12. 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!

  13. 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 😉

  15. 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 😉

  16. 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!

  17. Anonymous

    Dec 06

    Thank you, very easy and tasty!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 09


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