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Easy Pork Chop Seasoning
Easy pork chop seasoning is a pantry staple in my household! I love making my own spice blends, and this is no exception. This recipe is quick and easy to whip up a batch for a recipe when you need it, or make it in bulk and always have it ready.
This easy pork chop seasoning also makes an excellent holiday gift for anyone in your life who loves to grill.
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Have you tried making this easy pork chop seasoning recipe yourself yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it!
Easy Pork Chop Seasoning Ingredients
Salt, 1 tablespoon
Pepper, 1 tablespoon
Paprika, 1 tablespoon
Ancho Chili Powder, 1 tablespoon
Brown Sugar, 1 tablespoon click the link here to make your own brown sugar instead of buying it in the store. It is easier than you think!
Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon
Onion Powder, 1 teaspoon
Mustard Powder, ½ teaspoon
Cayenne Chili Powder, ½ teaspoon
Easy Pork Chop Seasoning Directions
Use immediately, or store in an airtight container such as a mason jar for later use.
If you make a large batch of this easy pork chop seasoning, you’ll likely find clumps in it when it is time to use, and that is because of the brown sugar. I found one even just making this small batch. But don’t worry, that will be normal. Just grab a fork and mash it up, then give it a quick mix or shake and you’re ready to use it again!
When grilling or frying pork chops, I like to let this rub sit on the pork for about 15-30 minutes prior to cooking, just to let the juices from the pork reconstitute the dry spices and enhance the flavor even more. Usually if you start with the meat, set it aside, and then prepare the side dishes for your meal, the pork has had plenty of time with the seasoning on it.
Just sprinkle liberally, holding your hand about 8-10 inches above the pork, and this will allow the easy pork chop seasoning mix to be distributed evenly over the pork.
When I use this in a flour dredge to fry pork, like my pork chops with peach sauce, I use 1 ½ tablespoons of the seasoning mix to 1 cup of flour. Seasoning the flour prior to dredging the meat is essential, otherwise the pork will be bland, and nobody wants that.
If you have any salt restrictions in your diet, you can easily leave that out. However I would recommend that you cut down the amounts of cayenne and ancho chili powder, because that throws off the balance of the rub a bit and it comes out extra spicy.
If you don’t like a lot of spice, definitely cut back on the amount of chili powders you put in this recipe. I like the little extra kick, especially with the depth of flavor that the ancho chili powder gives it, but it may be too much, especially if you’re making it for small children. Always taste and adjust if needed to fit your own taste preferences and dietary needs.
Why I Love This Recipe
This easy pork chop seasoning can be used on a lot more than pork chops! It can certainly be used on any cut of pork and any cooking method when you’re looking for a delicious added flavor. Don’t let the title easy pork chop seasoning restrict you from trying it in other dishes!
The recipe is vegan as it is, and can certainly be used on vegan dishes just as easy as it can on meat dishes. If you use it in vegan recipes, please share them with me!
This easy pork chop seasoning recipe is so easy to make whenever you need it, or make a bulk batch to keep in the pantry. I buy all my spices in bulk, just like I linked to earlier. Why buy another mix that takes up space when I already have all the ingredients I need? That is just a waste of money, in my opinion. Especially when my own recipes are not only easy, but they taste better than commercially available mixes.
Have you tried making this easy pork chop seasoning yourself? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
If you enjoy making your own spice mixes and homemade rubs, check out the condiment and sauce section here at The Cooking Wife for more simple and delicious ideas!
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