Cuban-Style Pork Chops Recipe
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
4 slices deli ham (about 3 ounces)
4 slices Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Optional ingredients: mayonnaise, additional Dijon mustard and thinly sliced dill pickles
Mix mustard, lime juice and adobo seasoning. Lightly pound pork chops with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; spread both sides with mustard mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 3-4 hours.
Grill pork, covered, over medium heat 3 minutes. Turn pork and top with ham; grill 2 minutes longer. Top with cheese and cilantro; grill, covered, 30-60 seconds longer or until cheese is melted and a thermometer inserted in chops reads 145°.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with mayonnaise, mustard and pickles. Yield: 4 servings
Tonight, I’m serving with home-baked potato chips, Lima beans with bacon pieces, garden salad and fresh fruit compote.