1. Rub each chop with 1/4 teaspoon oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cumin. Sprinkle one side of each chop with 1/8 teaspoon sugar.
2. Place chops, sugared side down, in large nonstick skillet and press meat into pan. Cook, without moving, over medium heat unitl lightly browned, 6 yo 9 minutes. Turn chops, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until center of chops registers 145 to 150 degress on instant-read thermometer, 3 to 6 minutes. Transer chops to platter, tent with foil, and let rest while making sauce.
3. Add remaining tablespoon oil, garlic, and pepper flakes to empty pan and cook over medium heat until gragrant, about 30 seconds. Add juice and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Tip accumulated juices from platter with chops into skillet, cook 1 minute, season with salt and pepper, and pour suace over chops. Serve.