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Cuban grilled pork with lime-marinated onions

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
53 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Marinated onions add great flavor and color to this grilled entrée. They also make a flavorful topping for fish tacos or black beans and rice. This is a great recipe to prep in the morning and let marinate in the refrigerator all day. By prepping both the chops and onions ahead of time, you can have this dish ready in less than 10 minutes. Look for pork chops that are about 1-inch-thick, any thicker or thinner and you’ll need to adjust the cook time accordingly. While your grill is hot, go ahead and add some vegetables like corn on the cob, red or green bell peppers, zucchini or squash to make a quick side dish.

Ingredients

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 small, thinly sliced

Fresh lime juice

6 Tbsp, divided

Cilantro

2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Table salt

¾ tsp, divided

Olive oil

2 tsp, extra-virgin

Minced garlic

1½ tsp

Dried oregano

1 tsp

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Uncooked lean boneless pork chop(s)

1 pound(s), four 4-oz pieces

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine onion, 3 tablespoons lime juice, cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon salt; let stand until wilted, tossing occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a zip-top food storage bag (or a glass container with lid), combine remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, oil, garlic, oregano, cumin and pepper. Add pork to bag (or container); seal bag and turn to coat pork with mixture (or toss in container and cover). Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to several hours.
  3. Off heat, coat a grill rack or stove-top grill pan with cooking spray; heat grill to medium-hot or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Grill pork, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of a pork chop registers 145°F (for medium), about 8 minutes total.
  5. Transfer to serving plates and let pork sit for 3 minutes; sprinkle with marinated onions. Yields 1 pork chop and about 1/4 cup onions per serving.