The bold spice mixture brings tons of flavor to these easy pork chops!
I love all the flavors of this spice mixture. The sweet and the heat are perfectly balanced and the oregano and cumin bring some lovely highlights.
Sometimes I double or triple the batch to have some extra on hand. You can also use it on pork tenderloins or salmon, even chicken or steak.
Here, I seared the pork chops in a pan to get a good crust then put the pan right in the oven to cook them through. I find this makes for perfectly cooked pork chops throughout.
Note: I used a cast-iron pan, which helps achieve a better sear and allows the pork to cook more evenly. I recommend it if you have one. However, I’ve used a regular non-stick pan before and they turn out great that way, too. Just make sure it’s oven-safe. And watch the handle when you take it out and while you’re serving – it will be scorching hot!
While the pork chops are cooking, you can make some easy sides: my fast-baked potatoes or simple farro salad, a side salad or steamed broccoli, even my shortcut grains and veggies mix. Voila, a beautiful and delicious dinner on the table!
P.S. These go great with bourbon. Then again, I think most everything goes great with bourbon…
** What’s your favorite way to flavor pork chops?