Without the proper seasoning, pork chops can be dry, bland, and tasteless. To help ensure you get only the best-tasting pork chops, make sure to use this delicious seasoning blend.
Pork Chop Seasoning
Lots of people grew up with some pretty bland pork chops. Usually seasoned with little more than salt and pepper, if they get seasoned at all, many families tragically mistreat their pork.
However, pork chops deserve only the very best seasoning blend you can find in order to help bring out their natural flavors.
Pork Chop Seasoning Ingredients
Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.
• Pork chops
• Brown sugar
• Smoked paprika
• Salt & black pepper
• Garlic powder
• Onion powder
• Dried mustard
• Cayenne pepper
How To Make Pork Chop Seasoning
• In a medium bowl with a flat bottom, mix the brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried mustard
• Add in the cayenne pepper if you want some heat
• Take a pork chop and place it in the bowl, covering it with the seasoning
• Bake or grill your pork chops following your preferred method
How To Avoid Accidentally Burning Your Seasoning Mix
One of the big perils of cooking with your own seasoning blend is the dangers of burning it when you try to grill it.
Seasoning blends that are made at home tend to have a lot more texture and uneven granularity than pre-made seasoning blends. This means that some of the spices that are more predisposed towards burning, like sugar and paprika, are much more likely to burn when you make them yourself.
The first thing you can do to avoid having to eat burnt spices is to ensure that you mix the seasoning blend really well when you first prepare it.
It can be really tempting just to give the bowl a gentle stir and then assume that everything has been incorporated, but you really need to stir it for a good minute or so with a fork or a whisk to ensure that everything gets really properly blended.
If all of the seasonings are blended well together, they are much less likely to burn because each of the individual spices can help spread the heat from the grill, reducing the chances that the paprika or any of the other especially delicate spices will burn.
Another thing you can do is to actually blend your spice mix using a blender or even crush it with a mortar and pestle.
By crushing or blending down your spices, they are able to be mixed into an even consistency, resulting in a better, more even cooking, ensuring that there is very little risk that anything will burn. It might take a little bit more effort, especially if you keep your blender tucked away in a cupboard, but if you are planning to use this seasoning blend with high heat, it will definitely be worth it.
How Else Can You Use This Pork Chop Seasoning Other Than With Pork Chops?
This pork chop seasoning is obviously designed to be used on some delicious pork chops and grilled super hot, ideally over some charcoal on a grill.
However, there is nothing stopping you from using this spice blend as an ingredient in plenty of other recipes.
For example, you don't have to include pork chops; instead, use this spice blend to flavor basically anything.
Mix about a tablespoon of this spice blend in with a ¼ cup each of mayonnaise and sour cream, and you will have an absolutely delicious dip, perfect for serving with some chips or crackers.
Or use it to flavor some mashed potatoes to make a pork chop-themed potato side dish!
You can also use this spice blend as a rub in all kinds of different barbecue recipes, from smoking a brisket to cooking a chicken.
For those that really like intense flavors, simply keep it in an airtight, sealable container and sprinkle it onto your food as you would salt for a little bit of a kick in every meal.
It’s a great seasoning to have on hand, even if you don’t want to use it on pork chops.
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Pork Chop Seasoning
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- dinner recipes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 6 pork chops
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon garlic Powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (optional)
- In a medium bowl with a flat bottom mix the brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dried mustard. Add in the cayenne pepper if you want this with some heat.
- Take a pork chop and place it in the bowl covering it with the seasoning.
- Bake or grill your pork chops following your preferred method.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.