Sweet-glazed, flavor-packed and tender, juicy, succulent pork chops worthy of a white linen restaurant made easily right at home!!! Perfect for date night in!!
Why do meats always seem to taste so much better when they leave the bone in? The meat seems to be more tender, too!
So when they had gorgeous, super thick-cut, pork loin chops with the bone left in for only .89¢ a pound, I swear, my mouth started watering just thinking of the possibilities!
I wanted to make an elegant, but simple and inexpensive dinner with these beauties that would do them justice, and these chops turned out so pretty, that you’d think that we were dining out by candlelight!
And they start with a basic simple rub of ingredients you most likely already have on hand!
I LOVE, love, love my cast iron skillet for things like this, but if you don’t have one, just use any frying pan that you can safely transfer to the oven. (Nothing with plastic handles that could melt!)
I served these “don’t I look sexy!” chops with some Copycat Homemade Boxed Stuffing and some green beans! (<– I have several recipes to choose from on my blog that you might like!)
And we “fine dined” for about $4.00….TOTAL.
And restaurants charge….how much??!!! 😉
Just another reason why I’d rather just be “wined ‘n dined” at home. 😉
I do hope that you make these soon!
They really were special and felt like a royal treat!!
Yield: 2 restaurant-sized servings
Cast Iron Skillet Garlic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops
- 2 large thick-cut bone-in pork loin chops, 1 inch thick, (about 1 lb. each)
- 4 Tbl. butter
- Rub Mix:
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. paprika