smokey chipotle pork chops
Pork chops~~easy seasoning, easy prep, easier cooking. What more do you want! Then after they’re all done…yep, with those cool grill stripes from the cast iron skillet…I like to slice these smokey chipotle pork chops at an angle and serve atop something yummmeeee~~think mashed taters, corn/kale combo (like you see here, and, yes, there’s a recipe for this boho mixture!), a turnip or cauliflower puree, black rice, whatever.
One place Ben and I love to dine is at our coffee table, so you’ll see the layout here~~it’s a real ‘boho’ adventure complete with candles, napkins, wine, and a blazing fireplace! We had a few slices leftover and the next morning I did sunnyside up eggs with the pork~~oh, yeah, it was good!
What you need:
1/4 tsp chipotle chili pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper
2 tbl Worcestershire sauce
1 tbl olive oil
2-3 boneless thick pork chops (about 1 to 1.25 total pounds~~about 1.5 to 2″ thickness)
What you do:
In a small bowl, mix the chipotle, paprika, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and olive oil. Blend well. Put the pork chops in a pie plate and cover with the sauce, flipping and coating all sides. Refrigerate and marinade for about 30+ minutes.
Coat a cast iron skillet well with cooking spray. Turn heat to medium high and let it get hot. Put the pork chops in (do not crowd) and cook on each side about 4 minutes varying heat flame between medium and medium high Remove to a cutting board covered with parchment paper. Deglaze the skillet with about 1/3 cup of water then pour this ‘au jus’ into a container for serving with chop if desired. Cover the chops with a lid and let rest about 5 minutes. Slice at an angle and serve.
Looks like a wonderful dinner Ally. I love the ease of the boneless pork chops. I will try your recipe as I usually gave some in the freezer from Costco. Scott and I often eat in our living room in front of the fire when it’s just us. It’s so cozy and fun. I have to be a bit careful though as my couch is white!
Oh, I know that light colored sofa, Chris…ours is a light color, too, so I’m always holding my breadth…especially with red wine! I just love pork chops, and these are just so easy and deeeelish…you’re the best!! xoxo
Yum! These pork chops look so good sitting atop that kale & corn combo! I love smoked paprika (guess that’s the Austrian in me). Looks like you hit it outta the park with this one. xo
Helena…we’re so much alike…it’s all about simple and easy..I mean, why not! I always smile when I see you here!! Thank you!! xo
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