Spicy Pork Chops on the Grill

Spicy Pork Chops
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  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 Pork Chops (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
180 Calories
6g Fat
19g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Pork Chops (4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 13g
Calcium 97mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The spiciness of these pork chops is entirely up to you. Adjust the ingredients to cater to your taste. Either way, spicy or mild, these sweet yet flavorful grilled pork chops will quickly become one of your favorite "go-to" recipes.


  • 4 3/4-inch thick pork loin chops
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix dry ingredients together. Thoroughly rub spice mixture over the entire surface of each pork chop. Place pork chops into a shallow dish, cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes, depending on thickness. Once cooked through, remove from heat and serve.