Sunday, February 21, 2010

(36) Barbecue-Rubbed Pork Chops

This is one of those 5-star recipes that you would never think would be a 5-star recipe!! The flavors of the rub are so complex - smokey, sweet, spicy, all rolled in to one. We grilled the pork chops on the grill, vs. the stove top (which I am sure would have been fine too!). Super quick and so so good!! I highly recommend this recipe!

Barbecue-Rubbed Pork Chops

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, April 2007

These tasty chops use spices that can all be found in your pantry, making them a great choice for busy weeknights.

1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed (about 1/2 inch thick)
Cooking spray

Combine first 9 ingredients; rub over both sides of pork. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook for 2 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 8 minutes or until done, turning occasionally. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes.

CALORIES 277 (34% from fat); FAT 10.5g (sat 3.8g,mono 4.7g,poly 0.8g); IRON 1.4mg; CHOLESTEROL 105mg; CALCIUM 48mg; CARBOHYDRATE 4.3g; SODIUM 669mg; PROTEIN 38.8g; FIBER 0.5g

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