Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Southwest Summer Pork Chops

I decided I needed to follow up the flop recipe with a delicious one.... and these juicy pork chops fit the bill! I actually made them the same night. Luckily I had chips and salsa handy for when the rice flopped or we would have been hungry :) I've been stressing about house plans and was happy to have a night were my husband cooked the entire meal on the grill. My entire house is planned... except my kitchen. What a headache! I still am not 100% satisfied with my layout and I never knew picking cabinets could be so hard. We've already bought natural oak flooring and I think I want white cabinets with a vintage country cottage feel, but I've heard bad things about white cabinets, so now I don't know what I want. I wish someone would pick everything out and then I would have to live with it! I would like it to have a vintage feel because my house plan's a tweaked version of a 1923 colonial Sears kit home. Any good ideas? Speaking of good ideas... you need to try out these yummy chops! Enjoy :)

4 tsp dried minced onion
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried minced garlic
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I didn't have any so I left it out)
6 bone-in pork loin chops (I used butter fly chops instead)
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 TBSP lemon juice

In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; rub over pork chops. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine barbecue sauce and lemon juice; add the pork chops; Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Discard marinade. If grilling the pork chops, coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 6 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°


Annie Jones said...

I think white cabinets would look nice, and if they were painted with washable enamel (or made with a washable veneer) they'd be easy to clean. We have them in our bathroom with wood laminate floors and it looks great.

Thanks for the recipe. I've bookmarked it!

Krista said...

This sounds yummy!!

Whitehead's Monthly Menu said...

We are tying this out tonight. Smells so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

theUngourmet said...

These are cooked to perfection! They are making me dream of summer bbq's! ;)

Tiffanee said...

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Lara said...

I would go with what you're excited about. I think white cabinets look stunning.

The pork chops look yummy!

Megan said...

If you like white, then you should go for it! You will certainly have to wipe them down a bit more frequently (especially with little ones around) but I think they would look beautiful.

Sook said...

Oh wow, the pork chop looks fabulous grilled like that... Yum!

Anonymous said...

I like painted cabinets very much, but you could look at cabinet doors made of beadboard in maybe a honey color.

Your house sounds great - just what I would like!

teresa said...

mmm, this makes me so excited for summer! great recipe, good luck with the house plans!

Mary said...

These look really delicious, Heidi. I've been paging through your prior posts and really like the recipes you share with your readers. I'll be back often to see what else you've been cooking up. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Chicago Mom said...

I am always looking for great pork chop recipes and this sounds like a winner! I also can't wait to try those Cherry Cheesecake Cookies - yum!
I have missed so many awesome recipes - it's gonna take a long time to go back through your posts to find them, but find them I will!

Chris said...

Grilled chops are the best! I like your rub, sounds perfect for pork.

MaRiN said...

Made these the other night and they were awesome! Great flavor! Thanks for sharing.