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Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chop)
Rain or shine, get the flavor of grilled pork chops with smoky seasonings such as hot smoked paprika and toasted cumin seeds.


  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 224
  • fat 11.5 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 5.2 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 24.8 g
  • carbohydrate 4.3 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 70 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 201 mg
  • calcium 47 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Place in a clean coffee grinder or blender; process until ground. Combine ground cumin, sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper; rub evenly over pork.

    Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done.