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Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops
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Spice-Rubbed Pulled Pork

These spice-rubbed pork chops are so easy to make and turn out super flavorful thanks to the dry rub. You can whip up this delicious dinner in 20 minutes or less!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: Grilled pork, Pork, spice-rubbed pork chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon Hot Shot pepper blend (or combination of ground black and red peppers)
  • dash sea salt
  • 4 boneless pork center loin chops (about 4 oz each)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  • Mix the chili powder, cumin, Hot Shot! (or ground black and red peppers), and salt in small bowl.
  • Place the pork chops on a cutting board and spread about half of the seasoning mixture on the exposed surface.
  • Lightly pound the chops with a meat tenderizing mallet to help the seasonings stick.
  • Turn the chops over and repeat with the remaining seasoning mixture.
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan. If using the pan, add olive oil and use a silicone pastry brush to distribute evenly across the ridges of the pan.
  • Place the pork chops on the hot grill or pan and cook about 5 minutes on the first side without lifting or turning.
  • Flip the chops and cook an additional 4-5 minutes or until the pork is fully cooked through.


This recipe is for 4 servings. Each serving is 1 pork chop.
Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 23.4g | Fat: 15.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 32.5mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Net carbs: 0.4g