Easy Seasoned Pork Chops: Taking Your Meal to the Next Level

Pork Chops

Are you ready to elevate your pork chops to a whole new level? Look no further! Our easy seasoning recipe will transform this classic cut of meat into a flavor explosion. And the best part? You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry!

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we believe that great flavor should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we’ve created this seasoning using common ingredients, so you can try exciting new flavors without even leaving your house. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to explore different cuisines and spice up your meals.

The Versatility of Pork Chops

Pork chops are incredibly versatile, making them a staple in our kitchen. With just a few minutes on the grill, you can have a delicious meal ready to enjoy. We love that pork chops are a relatively lean cut of meat, making them a healthier option for those who want to experiment with flavors at home.

One of the great things about pork cuts is their ability to absorb flavors from rubs and marinades. They act as a blank canvas, allowing you to create any type of dish your heart desires.

Cooking Pork Chops to Perfection

Cooking pork to the correct temperature is crucial for both safety and flavor. Investing in a digital meat thermometer is highly recommended, as it eliminates any guesswork. Pork chop thickness can vary, so a thermometer ensures you achieve the perfect doneness every time. Simply insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop, ensuring it doesn’t touch the bone. The thermometer should read 145ºF degrees when the meat is ready.

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For those without a thermometer, we have provided cooking times in the recipe instructions for ¾-inch-thick pork chops. However, please remember that thickness may vary, so it’s always best to use a thermometer if possible.

How to Cook Seasoned Pork Chops

Seasoned Pork Chops

Now, let’s get cooking! Follow these simple steps to create mouthwatering seasoned pork chops:

  1. If needed, pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and place them in a large glass dish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix salt, black pepper, cumin, onion and garlic powders, and Mexican oregano. Gently crumble the oregano with your fingers before adding it to the bowl.
  3. Add lime juice to the spice mixture and stir well. Pour this flavorful mixture over the pork chops, ensuring they are thoroughly coated. Set aside while you heat the grill or grilling pan.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large stove-top grilling pan over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes. Once hot, place the pork chops in the pan and cook for 6 minutes. Flip the pork chops and continue cooking for an additional 4 minutes for a slight pink center or 6 minutes for well-done. Once cooked to an internal temperature of 145ºF, serve immediately to lock in the juicy flavors.

To enhance the flavors even more, you can marinate the pork chops in the spice mix for a couple of hours in the fridge before cooking. This will infuse the meat with an extra burst of deliciousness.

Serve your seasoned pork chops with a side of beans, rice, and a fresh salsa to complete the meal. Get ready to indulge in a dining experience that will transport you to the flavors of Yucatan, Mexico.

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Other Delicious Pork Recipes to Try

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we are passionate about pork in all its forms. If you’re craving more porky goodness, here are some other mouthwatering recipes to explore:

  • Pork in Chile Colorado
  • Pork in Salsa Verde
  • Al Pastor Tacos
  • Pork Carnitas
  • Pork Pibil Style


Cooking should be a culinary adventure, and our easy seasoned pork chops will help you embark on that journey. With a few simple ingredients, you can create a dish that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

To discover more exciting recipes and learn about the world of cooking, visit our website. Join us as we explore the endless possibilities of flavor and elevate your cooking game to new heights. Get ready to unleash your inner culinary genius with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!