Pork chops are drenched in a southwestern ancho chile sauce with cinnamon and orange juice.

Mexican Pork Chops with Orange Cinnamon Ancho Chile Sauce

Mexican Pork chops with orange and cinnamon ancho chile sauce. Chops are drenched in a "just right" spicy ancho chili sauce. A beautiful Southwestern sauce with sweet and earthy flavors.

Course Main Course Pork
Cuisine Southwestern Mexican
Keyword Mexican Pork Chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 5 teaspoons Ancho Chile Powder good quality from a reputable spice shop
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 drizzle honey
  • 4 Thin pork chops center cut rib chops, pan fried


  1. In a saucepan add the orange juice, chicken broth, ancho chile powder, cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.

  2. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and cooked down a bit to intensify flavor.

  3. In the meantime, pan fry or grill pork chops. Spoon sauce over the pork chops and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

This sauce also works great over baked or grilled salmon