Whole 30 Creamy & Smoky Chipotle Pork Chops
We received our Butcher Box for the New Year and they tend to always include their amazing pork loin chops. I started the Whole 30 with some girls at the gym, so my hubby did some searching for a great pork chop recipe. This one did not disappoint. It's such a simple recipe to make during the week and the leftovers were just as good. The only thing is we didn't feel like making an extra trip to the grocery store to pick up the liquid smoke and we didn't even miss it. So feel free to omit.
Ingredients: 4-5 Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops about 3/4 - 1 inch thick 2 tbsp olive oil For the rub: 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chipotle chili pepper spice 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 cloves garlic minced For the sauce: 1 cup canned coconut milk 1/2 tsp chipotle chili pepper spice 1 tsp liquid smoke 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro For garnish: Juice of 1 lime Chopped fresh cilantro Directions: Begin by heating a large skillet to medium high heat. Prepare your pork chops. Mix together ingredients for the rub, brush each pork chop with olive oil. Rub each side of the pork chops with spices, and use remaining olive oil to coat your skillet. Cook your pork chops for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the center reaches 165 degrees and is only slightly pink. Reduce heat to low. While the pork chops are cooking, mix together coconut milk, chipotle pepper, cilantro, and liquid smoke in a blender or food processor until smooth. Once pork chops are cooked through, pour the sauce on top. Reduce heat to low, and scrape any bits of rub seasoning to add to the sauce. Garnish with juice of 1 lime and extra cilantro and serve immediately.