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

4.2 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.


16comments inChile Rubbed Pork Chop

  1. 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 😉

  2. 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!

  3. Anonymous

    Dec 06

    Thank you, very easy and tasty!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 09


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