Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops

Alright, let’s talk about these pork chops please because I need them in my life again. This post is about a month later than when I made them because I stock some recipes before my big move because I just had this feeling that I wouldn’t get around to making anything spectacular in the first month of school.

But these pork chops. They’re dreamy - sweet, smoky, caramelized, a little heat - am I drooling? They were the first thing I made on my new cast iron skillet and it was love at first sight.

The glaze is simple and full of kitchen essentials, so no need to break the bank picking up a million ingredients. Brown sugar, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper - that’s it!

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The best part is how simple it is. Rub your pork chops with this mixture and place down in a skillet over medium-high heat. If you start too high, your sugar is going to caramelize faster than your pork will cook and you’ll end up with a sticky, burnt mess, so take your time on this one, alright? They cook for about six minutes on each side. Mine didn’t need any extra time in the oven, but if you buy thick pork chops, throw them in a 350 degree oven for about five more minutes to finish cooking and use a thermometer if you want to be safe.

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Print Recipe
Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops
A balance of sweet and smoky glaze for a quick, weeknight meal.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 - 6 pork chops thin sliced or thick will work, just watch your cook time!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 - 6 pork chops thin sliced or thick will work, just watch your cook time!
Instructions
  1. Mix your rub together in a small bowl. Rub all over the pork chops - any extra can get thrown right in the pan with them because that’ll just turn into some extra glaze.
  2. Place in a cast iron skillet (or any skillet that can go into the oven) over medium high heat.
  3. Cook for six minutes on each side or until they turn slightly dark on the outside. If they’re a thick cut of meat, an extra five minutes in a 350 degree oven might be necessary.

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Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops

Print Recipe
Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops
A balance of sweet and smoky glaze for a quick, weeknight meal.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 - 6 pork chops thin sliced or thick will work, just watch your cook time!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 - 6 pork chops thin sliced or thick will work, just watch your cook time!
Instructions
  1. Mix your rub together in a small bowl. Rub all over the pork chops - any extra can get thrown right in the pan with them because that’ll just turn into some extra glaze.
  2. Place in a cast iron skillet (or any skillet that can go into the oven) over medium high heat.
  3. Cook for six minutes on each side or until they turn slightly dark on the outside. If they’re a thick cut of meat, an extra five minutes in a 350 degree oven might be necessary.

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