Cuban Pork Chops with Mojo

Helene Mulvihill


Original Recipe from Guy Fieri. I just changed it up a little bit. Its fabulous and a big hit at my house!
I served them with Sofrito Mashed Potatoes, yummm!!!


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr 10 Min
30 Min



  • 1 c
    orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c
    white vinegar
  • ·
    juice from 2 limes
  • RUB

  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp

  • 6 large
    1 inch thick pork chops with bones
  • 3 Tbsp
    oil for frying
  • 1/4 c
    chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 c
    white wine
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • ·
    juice from 1 more lime

How to Make Cuban Pork Chops with Mojo


  1. mix marinade, pour into ziplock bag with pork chops and put in fridge for 1/2 to 2 hours
  2. remove pork chops from bag, disgard juice and bag. Pat chops dry with paper towels
  3. heat oil in fry pan
  4. note---I had to use 2, side-by-side fry pans to make 6 large chops
  5. rub both sides of each chop with the pre-mixed rub.
  6. in each hot fry pan place 3 chops. fry for a few minutes until 1st side is seared.
  7. flip chops, add onions all around the edges and middle, wherever you can fit them
  8. lower heat and cook for 2 or 3 more minutes, add garlic and cook until garlic starts to become brown.
  9. note--- the trick here is to sear both sides of these chops nicely before deglazing.
  10. add wine, orange juice and lime juice, lower heat to simmer.
  11. slowly simmer for about another 5 to 7 minutes on each side. remove chops and plate.
  12. return pan to stove with gravy and onions. return heat to boil, then lower again and reduce by about half. spoon over pork chops.

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About Cuban Pork Chops with Mojo

Course/Dish: Pork Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Cuban
Hashtags: #Cuban #mojo

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