Seared Pork Chops

Seared Pork Chops

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.0
  • Total Fat: 17.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 111.9 mg
  • Sodium: 248.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 39.0 g

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Customize this recipe with your favorite spices. Customize this recipe with your favorite spices.
Number of Servings: 1


    2 pork chops, about 3 oz. each (not including bone)
    Olive oil
    Spices of your choice


1. Preheat your oven to 450 F.

2. Heat a cast iron skillet or other heavy, ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. Lubricate your pork chops with the oil all over. Season with salt, pepper, and your favorite spices. Some good ones to try: cumin, coriander seed, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and chipotle pepper powder.

3. Sear the chops on each side in the pan until golden, about 2 3 minutes per side. Then, put the skillet in the oven until the chops are cooked through.

4. Allow to rest for 5 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 2.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I had thin sliced boneless chops. I adjusted cooking time to sear 1 min a side and 5 min. in 400 degree oven. I used garlic power, onion powder, sea salt and non stick cooking spray. Quick and easy and my kids liked them too. I will make these again w/ thicker chops. - 2/1/10

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made these for my husband and I and we both loved them. They melted in our mouths!! The only seasoning I used was a little bit of sea salt and a sprinkle of onion powder because he isn't much for spices and still they were delicious. I'm making them again tonight. Thank you for sharing! - 11/17/08

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe. I like to cover the pan and let them steam while resting. I think it makes them more tender and juicy. - 9/1/08

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used boneless pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick and black pepper and Montreal steak seasoning for the spices. After searing both sides in an iron skillet, I baked them in oven for 7 minutes. I made a wine sauce by deglazing the pan with a little wine, smart balance, and fat-free half and half. Yum! - 1/12/10

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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very simple and very good. I will make it again with different combinations of spices. My family isn't crazy about pork chops and I have a hard time cooking them correctly, but this made it really easy to get them done all the way through and keep them from being dry. Thanks! - 3/2/09