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Ancho Chili Rubbed Pork Chops with Corn Saute

These Ancho Chili Rubbed Pork Chops are quick and easy to make on the grill and perfect for summer days!
Course: Main
Author: Kristi


  • 4 bone-in pork chops roughly 2 pounds total
  • 1 tablespoon ancho-chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 1 12-ounce bag frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped leeks
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 2 to 2 and 1/2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted real butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Turn your grill on high and heat until very hot.
  • Mix ancho-chili powder, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Rub pork chops on both sides with the spice mix, dividing the spice between them evenly.
  • Place pork chops on heated gril and cook 1 minute on each side on high. Immediately turn grill down to medium and cook until done in the middle (see note).


  • Heat butter in skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add all ingredients and saute 5-10 minutes or until vegetables just start to soften. Remove from stove and serve immediately.


Note: Barbeques, heat and temperature are different for everyone. My pork chops were done in 7 minutes (1 minute on each side on high, then grilled an additional 5 minutes). Be sure not to under-cook nor over-cook, and use a meat thermometer to ensure they are done appropriately!