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Recipe: Cast Iron Garlic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Recipes like this one make me so glad that we added a cast iron skillet to our wedding registry last year.

& by "we", I mean Patrick.

This was the #1 thing that he wanted in our new house and it actually ended up being the very first thing purchased off our wedding registry. Guess someone else knew that we'd be super happy to have a cast iron skillet to cook with?

Patrick cooked these pork chops up for us last night and y'all, I know how we're going to be cooking pork chops from now on. These chops were crazy delicious and you're definitely going to have to make these sometime soon.

Cast Iron Garlic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops
{original recipe found here}

2 bone-in pork chops, 1" thick
4 tbsp. butter {half of a stick}
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 black pepper
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1. Mix together all dry ingredients {brown sugar, Cajun seasoning, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, & paprika} in a small bowl.
2. Rub each side of the pork chops with the dry rub.
3. In a cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Place pork chops into skillet and fry each side of them for about 3-4 minutes each.
4. Flip the pork chops one last time and place cast iron skillet into the oven at 350 degrees.
5. Bake for 4 minutes and then turn/baste the pork chops. Bake for an additional 4 minutes or until done.

*Total bake time is around 20 minutes, but we used our super awesome digital thermometer to let us know when the chops were 100% cooked*

These pork chops were SO good!

We served ours with some seasoned, oven roasted red potatoes. Don't worry - that recipe will be coming your way next week! My mom taught me how to make these {& I may have been texting her last night to make sure I was cooking them correctly} and they're too good not share with y'all.

It made for the perfect weeknight dinner in our house, especially when paired with a glass of white wine ;)

Happy Thursday, y'all!

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  1. Yum!!! These sound amazing. I still need a cast iron skillet, and this has made me want one even more!

  2. These look so, so good! A cast iron skillet is a must for any Southern household. We don't use ours often but I am glad we have it.

    Elizabeth | The Lovely Latte

  3. not gonna lie, i have a cast iron skillet - 2 actually - and i have no idea what the heck i am doing so i just ignore them. i was gonna say you better share the potatoes recipe! they look delicious. we don't really eat pigs so i probably won't make the chops, but i will admit they look amazing.


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