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Mole-Style Pork Chops

Randy Mayor
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)

Cocoa powder is the key ingredient to savory mole sauce; it adds a smooth, rich flavor without being overly sweet. Try it on pork or chicken for a delicious, Mexican-inspired dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 180
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 6.4 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 25.4 g
  • carbohydrate 4.4 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 70 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 376 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium heat.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients; rub evenly over both sides of pork. Lightly coat pork with cooking spray. Place pork on grill pan; cover and grill 3 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 3 minutes.