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If you find meal-planning a daunting chore some days, fear no more! These roasted pork chops make a delicious, home-cooked meal, and they can be accompanied by just about any side dishes you like.
The simple pork chops are seared on the stovetop and then roasted to perfection in the oven. The pork chops take just 15 minutes to prepare and cook. A cast iron skillet is an excellent choice for the recipe. Bone-in chops offer the most flavor but feel free to use boneless in the recipe. Meaty country-style ribs are another superb alternative for this tasty recipe. If the pork chops or country-style ribs are quite thick, adjust the cooking time accordingly.
If you crave a bit more flavor, add about 1/2 cup of sliced onion to the skillet with the chops. Or add a few cups of sliced or quartered Brussels sprouts or cauliflower florets to the skillet and roast them along with the chops. Brussels sprouts take on naturally sweet flavor when roasted. Apples and pears marry well with pork, too. Add a diced Bosc pear or Golden Delicious apple to the pan if you'd like.
Feel free to change up the seasonings. Besides garlic powder and thyme, herbs and spices that go well with pork include fennel, ginger, rosemary, and parsley. If you like a sauce or gravy with pork chops, consider making a pan gravy or sour cream sauce.
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- 4 pork chops (bone-in, loin, about 3/4-inch thickness)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
- Optional: garlic powder
- Optional: ground thyme
Gather the ingredients.
Heat the oven to 375 F.
Place a lightly oiled 12-inch cast iron skillet* over medium-high heat.
Rub the pork chops with olive oil and then sprinkle all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper. If desired, sprinkle them lightly with a little garlic powder and ground thyme, as desired.
Sear the chops in the hot skillet for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.
Transfer the skillet with the pork chops to the oven and roast for about 6 to 8 minutes, depending on thickness.
The pork chops should register at least 145 F on an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the meat.
Serve and enjoy when pork chops are finished cooking.
*If you don't have a cast iron skillet, sear the chops in a skillet and then move to a baking dish (if the skillet is not oven safe to 375 F) to finish roasting.
Serve the pork chops with potatoes and a side vegetable for a tasty everyday meal. Throw some potatoes into the oven to roast or bake, or make some rice to go with the chops. A green bean casserole or carrots go well with pork, as do simple steamed peas, green beans, and broccoli.
To make a complete pork chop sheet pan dinner, toss some diced root vegetables with a bit of olive oil and roast them on a lightly oiled sheet pan for about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the seared pork chops to the sheet pan and continue to roast until the pork is done and the vegetables are tender.