Southwestern Pork Chops

Total Time
1hr 44mins
Prep 1 hr 4 mins
Cook 40 mins

Found this in a cookbook at the library. Sounded good! UPDATE: I've now made this and it IS good. I used garlic powder instead of the clove and it worked fine.


  1. Mix rub ingredients.
  2. Rub generously on pork.
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until done.
Most Helpful

Everyone enjoyed the pork loin I put this rub on. Well, not my husband, but anything beyond black pepper is to hot for him. I think I'll use garlic powder next time I make this. This recipe will be added to my Encore Cookbook. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Made for Australian/New Zealand cooking...Make My Recipe Tag Game... Special Edition 16 Reunion

Charlotte J November 29, 2011

I made this dish using a 1" thick pork chop. I made the rub as written with the addition of a teaspoon of Splenda brown sugar. I inserted a meat thermometer into the pork chop and baked it in my NuWave oven until the alarm went off on the thermometer. The pork chop was super tasty, tender and juicy. I can't wait to make this again. Made for Spring 2012 PAC.

Crafty Lady 13 April 03, 2012

You can't get much easier or much tastier than this. It has some heat but it's a delicious heat that keeps calling you back for more. The chops came out moist and perfectly cooked. I served them with corn muffins, peas and mushrooms. Yum!

Annacia October 22, 2012