Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops

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Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops

Get the flavor of grilled pork chops all year with smoky seasonings such as hot smoked paprika and toasted cumin seeds.

Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops 
Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
  • YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chop)
  • COURSE: Main Dishes


  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops
  • Cooking spray


1. Cook cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Place in a clean coffee grinder or blender; process until ground. Combine ground cumin, sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper; rub evenly over pork.

2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 224
  • Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated fat: 4.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 24.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.3g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 201mg
  • Calcium: 47mg
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