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Chuleta de Puerco Encebollada, Pork Chops with Onions and Peruvian Peppers

 Chuleta de Puerco Encebollada- Peruvian-inspired, juicy pork chops cooked with onions and aji amarillo peppers for that perfect amount of spice.

Pork Chops with Onions

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Simple Peruvian

When people think of international dishes, they think complicated and strange ingredients. This simple pork chop recipe is out to prove them wrong!

If you haven’t already delved into the world of Peruvian food, you are missing out! One of my favorite things about it is that so many dishes are naturally gluten free.

I received four beautiful big pork chops in this months Butcher Box, so my husband whipped up these amazing pork chops with onions and aji peppers for the perfect meal.

Pork Chops with OnionsAji Amarillo

 Aji Peppers are the foundation of many Peruvian Dishes. I used it in my Arroz con Pollo, Causa, and Seco de Res just to name a few. They come in several different forms including paste, dried and pickled. Luckily Peruvian food has become very popular so they can all be found in most grocery stores, nationwide. If all else fails, Amazon is your friend! This recipe uses whole, brined, Aji Amarillo peppers.

For this recipe, you will also want Aji Amarillo paste and Aji Panca paste. These are well worth spending a couple of dollars on (usually under five at the grocery store). They are very versatile and add so much flavor to dishes.

Pork Chops with Onions

Pork Chops with Onions and Peppers

 I know Chuleta de Puerco Encebollada sounds fancy, but it is just flavorful, juicy pork chops with onions and whole aji amarillo peppers. It’s relatively straightforward to make but is a colorful dish that will impress.

Pork Chops are perfect for company because they are a relatively inexpensive cut of meat. I got mine in Butcher Box this month. If you haven’t tried Butcher Box, it is a monthly meat service that offers high-quality grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and organic chicken. We’ve had the pork chops twice now and have been thoroughly impressed. Worth checking out!

 I hope you enjoy this recipe! Do you have a favorite Peruvian Dish that you’d like to see on My Gluten Free Miami? Let me know in the comments!

Pork Chops with Onions
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Chuleta de Puerco Encebollada, Pork Chops with Onions and Peruvian Peppers


  • 3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 4 Bone In Pork Chops
  • 1 teaspoon aji amarillo paste
  • 1 teaspoon aji panca paste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 aji amarillo brined peppers sliced into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Gluten Free Soy Sauce such as Tamari
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Salt and Pepper pork chops.
  • Heat oil in pan.
  • Brown pork chops.
  • Remove and turn heat down to medium low.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon oil.
  • Add aji amarillo, aji panca, garlic, chopped onions, aji amarillo peppers and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add red wine vinegar, tomato paste, and gluten free soy sauce.
  • Stir together well.
  • Add back pork chops, cover and cook until pork chops are cooked through.
  • Serve over rice.

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    July 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    5 stars
    Stumbled upon this while making dinner and made it since I had ají amarillo in the fridge that I haven’t used in ages. I only used the Amarillo paste and not the panca paste or the brined peppers but instead threw in some yellow peppers to make it more veg heavy, it still turned out amazing with some missing key ingredients. Saving this recipe for the future I’m certain the full recipe is excellent!

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    February 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    My cousin is half-Peruvian and has introduced me to Peruvian food and I’m obsessed! SO full of flavor and delicious. I love this recipe and it looks amazing.

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    Platter Talk
    February 9, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Great looking pork chops. Amarillo and panca paste are something that I’m not familiar with. I’ll have to do some research so I can replicate this beautiful dish.

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    February 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Pork chops are delicious…especially “bone in” chops. This sounds amazing. Not sure I can find this type of pepper, perhaps at a specialty market. Perfect comfort food…and great leftovers too.

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    February 9, 2017 at 8:13 am

    So many great flavours. Sounds fragrant!

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    Aish Das-Padihari
    February 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    My family loves pork, even though, I don’t eat it. I will make this for them.

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    Alisa Fleming
    February 7, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    What a flavorful dish! I’ve never used these types of peppers but am adding them to my list.

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    February 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Yum! Pork chops always go over well in my house and those probably have amazing flavor!

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    February 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Yum! Will keep this. My hubby LOVES pork chops!

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    February 7, 2017 at 10:28 am

    These pork chops sound wonderful — but I’ve never heard of amarillo paste or panca paste. What is there flavor profile like? Does it add spice?

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    Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    February 7, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Oh my goodness- I’m loving all the great flavor components in this dish! Pork Chops are a major go-to dinner in our home and I’m always looking for delicious new ways to prepare them- I can’t wait to try these!

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    February 7, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Looks and sound like a wonderful meal. I would have to find the two different kinds of pasts. Are there other uses for these pastes besides this dish?

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    February 7, 2017 at 10:05 am

    What a delicious sounding dish! Pork chops are a favorite over here…so yum!

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    February 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

    This is awesome! One of my roommates in college was from Peru, so I got a glimpse of the cuisine. Many great dishes!

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    February 7, 2017 at 9:38 am

    This recipe looks and sounds delicious!

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    February 7, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Nothing like a good juicy pork chop once a while. These peppers also sound really nice, are they sweet?

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    February 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Red onions are my fav! This looks like such a satisfying dinner.

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    Kelly @ TastingPage
    February 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I don’t eat a lot of pork, but not sure why. You just gave me inspiration!

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    February 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I love the combination of flavors in this pork dish! Looks spicy, savory, and delish!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Love the flavors! Spice is always good!

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