Photography: Karry Hosford
4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)

Smooth this homemade sweet-hot rub into the scored surface of the pork chops for a simple way to prepare this classic cut. Serve with rice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Lightly score a diamond pattern on both sides of pork. Combine sugar and next 6 ingredients (sugar through garlic); rub evenly over pork.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Always a hit

November 11, 2015
This has been a staple in our house since 2003.  I always use fresh minced ginger and garlic.  We like to grill the chops on our Traeger.  Wonderful flavors and so easy.

AuntQ9's Review

May 12, 2014
This was so easy to fix and very flavorful. I've prepared it twice already this month. The only change I made to the recipe was lowering the cooking temperature slightly (between medium and medium high) this helped the brown sugar not to burn. My husband really loved it too, so that's an extra plus for me to fix it again. :-D

ctom73's Review

January 11, 2014
this recipe was great! hubby and kiddos loved the pork chops and chicken coated with this rub. more importantly, the rub was very easy to make! i marinaded the meat for about 25 minutes. my only question is- how do i prevent freshly minced garlic and ginger (part of the rub) from burning and creating a "burnt" crust on meat?

CarrieLMB's Review

December 12, 2013
Quick and easy recipe with nice flavor

ysdanielsong's Review

May 23, 2013
loved how easy/quick! yummy with coconut rice. will def make again!

Cheriwan's Review

June 18, 2012
I'm not sure why this isn't 5 stars for all - but this recipe rocked. It was quick, easy and we loved it. The rub doesn't even have to be on for long to get outstanding flavor in this usually blase cut of meat. We served with a compsed Vietnamese inspired salad (think: bhan mi veggies) and some sticky rice. It was healthy, in our calorie range (450 ish with the salad and rice per person) and very satisfying - which is what I'm always looking for in our light meals. I suggest the pan be hot (and use a seasoned cast iron if you have it) - and really pay attention to your thickness on the chops - less than 1/2" thick only needs about 3 min per side. Superb!

maliafrench's Review

May 24, 2012

Jazzy1's Review

April 07, 2012
The flavors were wonderful. I truly enjoed the chops. Followed recipe exactly. Marinated overnight. Chops formed a wonderful crust and gave off a great aroma. The aroma called my husband to the kitchen. This is definitely a keeper.

roseycheeks's Review

January 23, 2012

Bladebgii's Review

December 03, 2011