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Grilled Green Mole Pork Chops

July 28, 2014
 I feel a little silly writing a recipe for this. I mean there are only 2 ingredients, well 4 if you count salt and pepper.

I swear to you things like prepared mole verde in my fridge make all the difference between a real meal and cereal for dinner some nights. I know this might seem strange due to the content on this blog but in the summertime, come 6 o’clock I am in no mood to cook. I just want to relax with a salt-rimmed margarita (extra tequila please) and return to the days of irresponsible summers gone by.

But alas, I have children who depend on me to feed them (whose idea was this anyway?!) so I pick up my jar of Doña Maria and get to work. I start the grill, spread some of the oily paste on each side of some meaty chops and by the time the charcoal is glowing the pork chops are ready to go on. They grill up in mere minutes and I grill some vegetables to go with. All of the sudden my bad attitude is starting to lift as the charred chile smell wafts off the grill.

Dinner is served. And it is delicious.

Grilled Green Mole Pork Chops

Yield: 4



  1. Slather both sides of each pork chop with the mole paste and season generously with salt and pepper. Let marinate at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  2. Heat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat. Brush the grates with oil and grill the pork chops until browned one one side, about 4-5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking another 3-4 minutes on the other side.

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  • Susan June 30, 2015 at 12:48 am

    What a great idea! My husband wants me to find simpler ways to cook, and this definitely qualifies in that regard. We also love Mexican cooking. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that mole in our local grocery. Looking forward to trying this.

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos June 30, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Susan! Yes, this really couldn’t be easier and you can use any of the prepared pastes you see. They have a variety in most grocery stores, we also like the adobo paste on pork chops. Let me know what you think and thanks so much for leaving a comment!

      • Susan July 27, 2015 at 3:30 am

        Kate, this turned out really well. I found the Doña Maria paste and used it, but it took a lot of work to get it usable. I’m thinking seriously about making my own mole verde in the future. I’m pleased to report that my husband gave these a positive review. So they will be something I make pretty regularly. I’ll also consider using adobo paste.

        • Kate Ramos
          Kate Ramos July 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm

          Hi Susan! Thanks so much for letting me know how it worked out. I’m so glad you liked the chops, and yes the paste is a little hard, but nothing some elbow grease couldn’t take care of. 🙂