These spiced pork chops have a flair of Middle Eastern flavor, perfect for a dinner of entertaining.
Grilling these Middle Eastern Spiced Pork Chops will be the perfect dinner for Easter, entertaining, or a romantic dinner for two. The unique flavor combination of the allspice mixed with cumin and basic salt and pepper is so exotic or at least your taste buds will feel like you have left the country to travel to another space and time.
These Middle Eastern spiced pork chops are a favorite of the Berrett family, Nate’s dad first made these for us, and I was so excited to share the recipe with you. Matt grilled them with lamb chops but I know some of you might be opposed to eating lamb but I think most of us won’t hesitate at eating pork. Marinating and grilling the flavors on pork chops is so good. I can imagine the flavors on my taste buds now.
This recipe is easy, only 9 ingredients. In a medium bowl stir together the oil, vinegar, and yogurt. Add the spices and mix throughout. Divide your marinate and save half for basting while you grill the pork chops. Coat your pork chops completely with the other half of the marinate and refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours.
When you are ready to eat, preheat your grill, and throw these Middle Eastern spiced pork chops right on. While you are grilling, baste the pork chops with the rest of the marinate. Your pork chops will be ready when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. So simple but so good, and so exotic.
Our family prefers grilling with charcoal but you can use a gas grill if you prefer. Either way don’t hesitate to start grilling today.
Middle Eastern Spiced Pork Chops
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 2 TBS red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 1/2 pounds pork chops
- Mix all ingredients, except pork chops, in a bowl
- Coat pork chops with mixture and refrigerate for 6-24 hours. (Save half of mixture to re-coat lamb while grilling)
- Preheat BBQ grill
- Grill your pork chops,basting throughout the grill. Pork chops are done when internal temperature reaches 145 degrees