Chipotle Pork Chops Bowl

The Chipotle Pork Chops Bowl recipe is a sponsored collaboration with the Wisconsin Pork Producers Association. However, all opinions are my own.

The Chipotle Pork Chops Bowl has grilled boneless pork chops, white rice, black beans, lettuce, avocado slices, radishes, and pico de gallo.

Include the Chipotle Pork Chops Bowl in your weekly menu!

The grilled pork chops are lean and ready in a few minutes. We are pairing the boneless pork chops with Mexican favorites, such as white rice, black beans, fresh produce, avocado, and pico de gallo salsa.

For the seasonings, we chose cumin, black pepper, oregano, a pinch of salt, and chipotle sauce. The result is a smoky pork chop cooked to perfection and so juicy.

Grilling the chipotle pork chops on a stovetop grilling skillet

Why we love pork chops?

Pork meat is a lean protein, heart-healthy, flavorful and versatile. In Mexican cuisine, pork is an important ingredient and we use it in many different dishes and applications.

The butterflied boneless pork chops are easy to prepare. We recommend a hot grilling pan and cook on both sides. Use a thermometer and when it shows an internal temperature of 145ºF the pork chops are ready to enjoy. Just wait three minutes to allow the meat to rest and seal the juices.

This quick grilling technique will result in a juicy pork chop perfectly cooked and ready in a few minutes. Using condiments and marinades is key to enhance the flavors of the meat too.

Step by step process on how to make the chipotle pork chops

Pork chops have a mellow flavor and pair well with cumin, hot peppers, garlic, oregano, and paprika. Choose the dry rub of your choice but we recommend cumin and chipotle sauce for a tasty Mexican inspired meal.

Why is pork a heart-healthy option?

Pork meat is naturally low in sodium and has potassium too. Both characteristics can help regulate blood pressure. The American Heart Association certified the pork tenderloin and pork sirloin roast meet the criteria as heart-healthy foods.

Both pork cuts contain less than 5 grams of fat, 2 grams or less of saturated fat and 480 milligrams or less of sodium per label serving, among other criteria.

A three-ounce serving of pork is an excellent source of thiamin, selenium, niacin, vitamin B6 and phosphorus, and a good source of riboflavin, zinc, and potassium.

A bowl with white rice, black beans, and other garnishes such as pico de gallo and avocado

Including pork chops into the menu is a good idea!

All pork cuts are so versatile. We have published many recipes where the main ingredient is pork. You can check the Grilled Pork Chops salad and the Pork Arabian Tacos. When preparing the chipotle pork chops bowl I like to cook enough food for a second meal and repurpose leftovers to save time in the kitchen.

For instance, the chipotle pork chops bowl can transform into a burrito or a salsa verde pork chops stew. Or you can chop the pork meat and serve for a taco Tuesday with guacamole and pico de gallo, or sweet corn salsa.

A bowl of homemade black beans

Pork Farming Facts

Pork farming has evolved thanks to technology and the economy. However, the farmers’ mission of providing safe and nutritious food has not been altered. No matter the size of the farm, farmers raise pigs in a responsible manner using good farming practices achieving safe, high-quality pork products. The reason why I feel good bringing pork products to my table.

Learn more about pig farming at ​PorkCares.org

Fresh garnishes for a Mexican pork bowl include pico de gallo, avocado, lettuce, pico de gallo and a side of corn tortillas

Choose the best pork chop to fit your taste.

I recently discovered that pork chops can come in different sizes and cuts. Here is the scoop on what are those cuts so that you can choose the best option to bring home.

  • The porterhouse pork chops are those that have a T-bone shape, are meaty and include a piece of tenderloin too.
  • The ribeye pork chops come from the center of the loin and include some back and rib bone.
  • The sirloin pork chops come from the area around the hip and often include part of the hip bone.
  • The New York pork chops also called center-cut chops are boneless and located above the loin chops.
  • The blade chops are usually thicker and more marbled. Many sell them as pork loin country-style ribs.

Tips for cooking the best Chipotle Pork Chops Bowl.

  • We chose butterflied boneless center-cut pork chops as those are the favorite pork cuts that my family prefers. You can use bone-in pork chops that have even more flavor and the bone helps the meat to avoid dryness.
  • When choosing the pork chops look for those that have a nice deep pink color and some marbling.
  • Use a hot grilling pan to sear the meat correctly.
  • Season the meat using your favorite condiment. We used homemade chipotle adobo sauce and a dry rub with cumin, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  • Recommend to marinate the meat for 15-30 minutes before grilling for more flavor.
  • When cooking the pork meat avoid using a fork to pierce the meat when flipping, use thongs instead.
  • Cook the pork chops for 8-9 minutes (4.5 minutes each side).
  • Don’t overcook the pork chops. Pork is best when cooking to 145° F followed by a 3-minute rest.
  • Pair the chipotle pork chops with lettuce, rice, beans, avocado slices, pico de gallo salsa, and radishes.
  • Drizzle the food with lime juice before eating it.
  • For a classic Mexican experience include a side of warm corn tortillas.
The Chipotle Pork Chops Bowl has grilled boneless pork chops, white rice, black beans, lettuce, avocado slices, radishes, and pico de gallo.

Chipotle Pork Chops Bowl

Chef Adriana Martin
Include the chipotle pork chops bowl to your weekly menu. It is a lean meal, ready in 30 minutes. We are using boneless pork chops and Mexican flavors. The grilled pork chops are lean and ready in a few minutes. We are pairing the boneless pork chops with Mexican favorites, such as white rice, black beans, fresh produce, avocado, and pico de gallo salsa.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Resting Time 3 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 4 people
Calories 759 kcal

Equipment

  • Grilling skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Thongs
  • Plastic wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pork chops thin center-cut, boneless, and butterflied
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican style dry rub cumin, garlic, salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper coarse ground
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle adobo sauce
  • 2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 2 cups white rice cooked
  • 2 cups black beans cooked
  • 1 cup pico de gallo salsa
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 4 radishes
  • 2 limes cut in quarters

Instructions
 

  • Season the pork chops adding some cooking oil first. Then cover with the chipotle sauce and sprinkle the dry rub and the black pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and place inside the fridge for 15 minutes before cooking.
  • Use a stovetop grilling skillet. Allow the skillet to get hot and grill the pork chops for 8-9 minutes (4.5 minutes each side).
  • Use a thermometer to verify internal temperature. When the thermometer shows 145° F the pork chops are ready. Let the meat rest for three minutes before serving.
  • Serve on a bowl a portion of shredded lettuce, white rice, and black beans. Add one pork chop and fresh radish. Include a lime and 2-3 thin slices of avocado. Finish plating with pico de gallo salsa.
  • Finish plating with pico de gallo salsa and include a side of warm corn tortillas.

Notes

Tips for cooking the best Chipotle Pork Chops Bowl.
  • We chose butterflied boneless center-cut pork chops as those are the favorite pork cuts that my family prefers. You can use bone-in pork chops that have even more flavor and the bone helps the meat to avoid dryness.
  • When choosing the pork chops look for those that have a nice deep pink color and some marbling.
  • Use a hot grilling pan to sear the meat correctly.
  • Season the meat using your favorite condiment. We used homemade chipotle adobo sauce and a dry rub with cumin, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  • Recommend to marinate the meat for 15-30 minutes before grilling for more flavor.
  • When cooking the pork meat avoid using a fork to pierce the meat when flipping, use thongs instead.
  • Cook the pork chops for 8-9 minutes (4.5 minutes each side).
  • Don’t overcook the pork chops. Pork is best when cooking to 145° F followed by a 3-minute rest.
  • Pair the chipotle pork chops with lettuce, rice, beans, avocado slices, pico de gallo salsa, and radishes.
  • Drizzle the food with lime juice before eating it.
  • For a classic Mexican experience include a side of warm corn tortillas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 759kcalCarbohydrates: 111gProtein: 44gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 210mgPotassium: 1128mgFiber: 13gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 902IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 4mg
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Nyxie

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This looks gorgeous. I’d love to see if I could make this, or even an alternative vegetarian version to try as I’m trying to cut back on meat.

Lisa

This looks so so good! Chipotle is one of my favorite flavors. I always stock up on it. I’ll have to try this for sure!

Eloise

I love new recipes for pork chops… I will definitely have to try this chipotle sauce/rub. looks so amazing, I want it for tomorrows dinner ; )

Amber Hurley

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Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I’m totally adding this to my list of things to make!

Tisha

Yum this looks so good! I love the fresh ingredients you paired with the pork! Great tips on choosing the right cut of meat as well!

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