Randy Mayor
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill pan over medium heat.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

mjames review

October 19, 2017
This was so good. I didn't grill them. I browned them with a little olive oil and butter. I made a little extra of the spice mix, so after browning, I wisked the spice mix with the pan drippings and added some chicken broth. It made a very delicious mole sauce to pour over the chops. 

ChefJenn's Review

April 20, 2010
I really enjoyed this! Only made one serving so quartered everything and I think it worked out well. It was slightly hard to find the smoked chipotle powder and smoked paprika but it made the meal. Probably could have used a little more brown sugar, the spices slightly overpowered it. Served this with grilled corn and zucchini and a baked potato. Will definitely make this again. Has a great kick to it.

strmywthr3's Review

January 05, 2011
delicious. made a gravy with the pan drippings and served with mashed potatoes and broccoli. yum.

kmdguinness's Review

April 16, 2013
Great recipe! Super fast and easy. For those of you who don't like spicy/heat, I would halve the chipotle pepper.

NonaCarole's Review

January 07, 2009
Excellent. I put the spices in a plastic bag & shook each chop individually & fried the chops with olive oil in a regular pan. I served the chops with mashed potatoes & gravy made from the drippings & milk. A fennel apple green salad finished the dinner menu & was enjoyed by all!

merrymer's Review

October 20, 2013
It is easier to cook this dish than it is to eat out! Fast and delicious. Using good quality spices is essential to this dish. I accidentally left out the salt and it still tasted great. If you want to tone the heat down, use only a half teaspoon chipotle chili powder. I paired this dish with a salad and French bread and it was a great meal.

Lotamarie's Review

June 18, 2013
Excellent and the taste was awesome!

JoshyStevenson's Review

December 22, 2010
Fantastic recipe

StacyCanas's Review

November 28, 2012
Yummy! Served with spanish rice and black beans to complete the meal.

JimMarltonNJ's Review

January 19, 2012
We enjoyed this. Justa little warmth. I served this with mac & cheese and a spring mix salad.