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Savory Pork Chops


Pork chops are a hit in our house, and we love experimenting with new recipes and flavor combinations. Out of the countless ways we’ve prepared chops, our favorite is pan fried with a flavorful seasoning. This recipe uses a brown sugar and spice mixture that puts a savory coating on the outside of the chops. A little Cayenne pepper adds a kick, and it’s finished in the oven with lemons to brighten the dish up.

Slightly caramelized, with a little bit of heat from the Cayenne and great citrus flavor from the lemon, these pork chops are a recipe for dinner time success. We love not only the great color, but the tender meat and out-of-this-world flavor that makes the pork chops so delicious. This meal is perfect for our busy weeknights; it cooks in one pan and goes with all of our favorite vegetables. We usually serve it with mashed potatoes, but crusty bread or pasta works, too. Try out this easy pork chop recipe the next time you need a quick and delicious dinner on the table.

Savory Pork Chops

25 minutes to prepare serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces bone-in pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Using a paper towel, gently pat to dry off any extra moisture from pork chops.
  3. Combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Cayenne, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Dredge pork chops in seasoning mixture, pressing to make sure all seasoning adheres to meat, and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a large oven-safe frying pan over medium high heat. Brown pork chops, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Add lemons to pan and transfer to oven. Bake 10-15 minutes or until pork chops register an internal temperature of 145°F. Allow pork chops to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe adapted from Food

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