Boneless Pork Chops With Spicy Rub

"From Dr. Atkins Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook"
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  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, chili powder, paprika, garlic, salt, oregano, cumin and pepper. Rub the mixture evenly over the pork chops. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Heat broiler. Broil pork chops for 5-6 minutes on each side, until browned and cooked through. Or you could also bake the chops at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or till done. Serve immediately, with 2 wedges of lime for each chop.

Questions & Replies

  1. This recipe appears to call for the same ingredients found in chili powder. It seems like it could be made by using 3 tbl chili powder, 1 tbl olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.


  1. I left out the lime and I used garlic salt instead of minced garlic. I let them marinate in a ziploc bag for about 2 hours and then baked at 375 for 20 mins (for thin cut boneless pork chops).
  2. This is my favorite spice rub recipe for chops, by far! The pork chops come out so juicy and with just the right amount of spice for taste (I add just a dash of cayenne pepper too). I've always cooked in the oven instead of broiling. Then, I put them on the stove for a couple minutes just to get a nice sear.
  3. These were so delicious, I made them two days in a row. I put them on the grill, too hot for the oven.
  4. These were real good! I doubled recipe as I had 8 pork chops, I think I shall make extra next time to coat the chops more heavily. I also squeezed the juice of half a lime into the rub as another reviewer did, will use a whole lime next time, will add maybe a dash or two of cayenne and/or Ginger next time too. I washed and dried the chops, then rubbed them all over with the mix, covered and refrigerated for maybe an hour until I was ready to cook them. I think they'd benefit from being in the fridge longer, maybe even overnight. I seared them 2 minutes each side (they were one inch thick) and placed in a glass 13 x 9 dish, then added a little water to the bits left in the pan and drizzles over the chops, then covered tightly with foil and baked at 350 for 35-40 mins. I let them rest, keeping them covered, for about half an hour until the rest of the meal was done. They were PERFECT and tender, just think that rub needs a little somethingl. By the way, squeezing a little lime on the chops on your plate,,,really adds some zing! Very good! I served with twice baked potatoes and steamed broccoli with parmessan. Very nice meal.
  5. DH and I did not care for this at all. It just tasted like chili powder, and still had a bit of the powdery taste of the ground spices.



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