Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops

  • carolfitz Posted: 01/22/11
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    Super-easy and very good. We pounded our chops to uniform thickness and grilled total of 5 minutes on the George Foreman. Served with salad of greens/apples/dried cranberries and side of collards. Also made CL's recommended onion mashed potatoes, which were very good (allow plenty of time for the onions to caramelize). No leftovers! (edited to answer question about potatoes -- recipe on pg 84, Jan-Feb 2011 issue of CL http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/caramelized-onion-potatoes-50400000109589/ )

  • Laurie18 Posted: 02/20/11
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    Made this and forgot to use the grill pan. It was okay and the carmalized mashed potatoes were good too. I made broccoli with lemon.

  • Barbara123 Posted: 01/11/11
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    We really liked this. I thought that the rub was a bit bland at first but it grew on me...it was nice and mellow. The potatoes were wonderful (I had never used buttermilk in mashe P. before Mmmm!

  • gretcheepoo Posted: 03/09/11
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    I bought a grill pan specifically for this recipe and I'm really glad I did. I didn't feel like buying cumin seeds, so I used the ground cumin I had. I cooked it for the 5 minutes on the first side, turned it over and then used my instant read thermometer to make sure it got to the right temperature. They were delicious and the grill pan made it look gorgeous.

  • Jordellen Posted: 01/04/11
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    Very fast and easy! Husband loved the flavor of the pork. I served with mashed potatoes, spinach, and cornbread.

  • DebbyI Posted: 01/09/11
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    Just as the description for three stars says - good, solid recipe. We all liked it. It was easy and quick. You need to like cumin for this recipe, it is a strong flavor but not over powering. We like cumin a lot. I used very think chops so I grilled 5 minutes on each side and then put in a 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes. We like our pork pink so I took it out a 140, it will cook more as it sits to get the choices back into the meat. I will make this again. It is a good go to dinner for during the week. We had mash potatoes and broccoli with it.

  • MicheleMcGlone Posted: 01/17/11
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    This was good. I am not a huge fan of cumin but I know it is very healthful so I made exactly as directed. I really rubbed the rub in and let the chops sit for about 20 mins before cooking them. The flavor of the cumin was good. Not overpowering. Decent easy recipe and a change from having them plain.

  • SDanielson1973 Posted: 01/09/11
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    I didn't have a grill pan so I did my best with my non stick frying pan. It was just ok flavor wise, but neither of us are big fans of smoky flavor.

  • JulzChicago Posted: 03/12/11
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    It's possible that I liked the accompaniments to this recipe more than I was in love with the pork. Good, solid recipe like everyone else said. Easy. Love using my grill pan to get those pretty grill marks. The rub was definitely smoky - so much so that it was a little too smoky and made me cough while I was cooking the pork. The caramelized mashed potatoes are fantastic - the onion adds a little sweetness. The broccolini was delicious even though I just made it with salt and pepper as I didn't have a lemon around. The other problem is I had to use 4 pots/pans!

  • Queenbee2B Posted: 01/21/11
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    We really enjoyed this recipe. The warm spices are yummy in this dish. I toasted the cumin and ground it as directed and really enjoyed the flavor. Today I found toasted ground cumin seed at the grocery store. I think it is McCormick. Anyway enjoyed the flavor enough to by the toasted spice to make this recipe even easier and experiment with in other recipes.

  • THelberg Posted: 08/17/11
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    This was REALLY good. I went out and specifically purchased cumin seeds and smoked paprika for this recipe, but I'm fairly certain I could have gotten by with ground cumin and regular paprika without anyone noticing the difference. I used butterflied pork chops and they turned out very moist and tender. I served it with the Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes and Lemon Green Beans recipes from CL. So yummy!

  • Gordon17 Posted: 06/26/11
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    YUM!!! These were the best mashed potatoes I have ever had!!! The pork was good too.

  • etryan Posted: 11/10/11
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    My kids loved this recipe! I served it with sauteed apples and green beans sauteed with garlic.

  • lizabbey Posted: 01/12/12
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    Could someone please tell me where to find the recipe for the Carmelized Onion Mashed Potatoes shown in this recipe? I read where several of you had made them, but I can't seem to find the recipe anywhere. I would love to make them with these pork chops. I am rating this with 3 stars because I know they will be good, and it won't let me send this without a rating. If this is a simple recipe for the potatoes, could someone just email me the recipe? Thanks so much, joan8256@aol.com

  • BBecker7686 Posted: 01/18/12
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    We loved it. Would grill the pork chops at a lower temperature and adjust the time accordingly.

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