Brown Sugar Pork Chops

This dish was hard to photograph. We cooked it in butter so it had a shine to it so it was difficult to get a good picture. I have been reading quite a bit about cooking pork and one of the best suggestions we read was to cook it like a steak so it doesn’t dry out. We decided to give it a try to cook it like we cook steak.


Everyone liked the texture and how tender the pork chops were. They were a bit divided on the rub. We figured out that it wasn’t well blended so that some spots had more Cayenne and Paprika than others. Warning, make sure your spice blend is well mixed and rubbed in all over the pork so you don’t get pockets of only one spice.

We served this with buttered noodles with Parmesan cheese and green beans to complete the meal.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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A tender pork chop with a slightly sticky coating with a hint of heat.


  • 4 large thick boneless pork chops, bone-in can be substituted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • butter, for cooking


  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Rub the seasoning mixture over all sides of each chop.
  3. Melt butter over a medium-low flame in an oven proof skillet. Add the pork chops. Cook the chops for about 5 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
  4. If your chops are greater than one-inch thick, transfer the skillet to the preheated oven for another 5­-10 minutes to finish cooking. Check the chops with a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature has reached 145º. Cook longer if needed.
  5. Dredge the chops through the thick sauce in the bottom of the pan just before serving.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often.


  2. syl65 says:

    First off, I haven’t had a pork chop in years and the photo is mouth watering. Looks so delicious!


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