Seasoning for Pork Chops
Pork chop seasoning is a blend of aromatic spices and herbs that enhance the flavor of pork chops. Seasoning for pork chops is a delicious and easy way to add depth and complexity to your pork chops. Whether you grill, bake, or pan-fry them.
This seasoning for pork chops is the easiest way to make a flavorful dinner that won’t disappoint! Rub your meat down with a blend of seasonings and spices that only takes minutes to prepare. I love using my own seasoning blends when cooking any cut of meat. It’s the best way to infuse flavor into the meat and can come together easily with spices and seasonings you most likely already have on hand as your pantry staples. This simple blend of basic ingredients creates a delicious spice rub is perfect for any cut of pork. I use it on boneless pork chops or bone-in pork chops, a pork roast, pork ribs or even pork tenderloin.
In my mind, there is nothing worse than bland pork, and this simple pork chop seasoning is the perfect balance of savory and sweet flavors. This is the best pork chop seasoning because it results in juicy pork chops and is my go-to for any pork recipes. The best part is there is no need for extra butter or olive oil. The spices and seasonings are rubbed directly onto the meat and will get all the moisture it needs from the juices in the oven or the pan when the pork cooks.
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Pork Chop Seasoning Ingredients
- Spices & Seasonings – Besides the standard kosher salt & black pepper, my go to spices for this seasoning blend are paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, mustard powder and cayenne pepper
How to Season Pork Chops
In a small bowl, combine the paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, black pepper, mustard powder, and cayenne (if using). Mix the ingredients together until they are evenly combined. Starting with a tablespoon of seasoning (add more or less based on personal preferences). Sprinkle the spice mixture in a single layer over both sides of your pork chops. Make sure to rub it in well. For best results let the seasoned pork chops rest for at least 10-15 minutes before cooking to allow the flavors to meld.
Grill, bake, or pan-fry the pork chops according to your preferred method until they are cooked through. Serve hot straight to your dinner table for an easy meal and enjoy your deliciously seasoned pork chops!
What other spices can I use?
I gave you my favorite combination of seasonings and spices, but feel free to experiment with your own. I like the brown sugar for a sweet taste, but feel free to add a touch of chili powder for a spicy version, or a dash of soy sauce for an Asian flavor. The possibilities are endless!
- 2 Tablespoons Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Thyme
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne (optional)
- In a small bowl, combine the paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, black pepper, mustard powder, and cayenne (if using).
- Mix the ingredients together until they are evenly combined.
- Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over both sides of the pork chops, making sure to rub it in well.
- Let the seasoned pork chops rest for at least 10-15 minutes before cooking to allow the flavors to meld.
- Grill, bake, or pan-fry the pork chops according to your preferred method until they are cooked through.
- Serve hot and enjoy your deliciously seasoned pork chops!
Cayenne pepper adds a nice kick and heat to the pork chop. Don't like spice just leave out the cayenne pepper.
How to store the pork chop seasoning
This seasoning blend is so easy to throw together. Most people make it right before they cook their meat. However it can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator or pantry.
This homemade seasonings blend also makes a wonderful gift. Just mix up a large batch and divide among airtight glass jars. These 4 oz mason jars are my go to, attach a label and tie with a decorative ribbon.