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Cuban Pork Chops- Chuletas de Puerco Criollas     
by Cuban Cook

Chuletas de Puerco Criollas               Serves: 6  

Notes: The marriage of pork with these ingredients makes this recipe a truly delicious Creole dish.


1 - Season the chops with salt and pepper. In a mortar, crush the garlic, oregano, and cumin together into a paste. Rub the chops with the garlic paste, place in a nonreactive bowl, pour the orange juice over, and cover with the sliced onions. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.

2 - Remove the chops from the marinade, pat dry with paper towels, and reserve the marinade. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat until fragrant, then brown the chops on both sides. Add the sherry and reserved marinade, including the onions, cover, and cook until the chops are tender, about 20 minutes.

Serve hot, accompanied by Moros y Cristianos (Black Beans and Rice) or Boniatos Fritos (Fried Sweet Potato Rounds).


8  Pieces 4 oz. each  Center cut pork chops
4 cloves  garlic
3/4 tsp.  dried oregano
3/4  tsp.  ground cumin
1/2  Cup  sour orange juice
2    Large onions thinly sliced
3/4  Cup  Extra virgin olive oil
1/2  Cup  Dry Sherry

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