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Seasoned Pork Chops
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Seasoned pork chops

This easy seasoning for pork chops will take the classic cut of meat to the next level! This recipe is made with ingredients that many of you already have in your pantry, and it’s a great way to try exciting new flavors without leaving your house.
Course Pork
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops ¾ inches thick (about 1¾ to 2 lbs.)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • The juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In case the pork chops have any excess moisture, use a paper towel to pat them dry. Place the pork chops in large glass dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix the salt, black pepper, cumin, onion and garlic powders, and the Mexican oregano. Gently crumble the oregano with your fingers before adding it to the bowl.
  • Add the lime juice to the bowl and stir well. Pour this mixture over the pork chops and make sure it covers them all over. Set these aside while you heat the grill or grilling pan.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large stove-top grilling pan at medium-high heat. This will take about 1-2 minutes. Once it is hot, place the pork chops in the pan and cook for 6 minutes. After this time, flip the pork chops and continue cooking them. Cook the pork chops for 4 minutes if you like your meat with a little bit of pink, or 6 minutes if you like the meat well cooked. Once cooked (to an internal temperature of 145ºF), serve the pork chops immediately, otherwise they will continue to cook with the heat from the pan.

Serve the pork chops with a side of beans, rice, and a hot salsa.