Tequila Lime Pork Chops with Black Bean Salsa

  • Yield:

    4 servings

  • Total Time:

    1 hr

  • Prep Time:

    15 mins

  • Cook Time:

    45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila OR water
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • Black Bean Salsa
  • 2/3 cup drained and rinsed canned black beans
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine oil, 3 tablespoons lime juice, tequila and spices in a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork chops and marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes for flavors to develop.
  2. Combine black beans, corn, onion, jalapenos and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice in a bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Remove pork chops from marinade; discard marinade. Grill over direct high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until pork is cooked through and at least 150°F. Remove from grill to serving plate. Top with Black Bean Salsa and fresh cilantro.