Zippy Pork Chops Recipe
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Zippy Pork Chops Recipe

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In Dayton, Ohio, Donna Glascoe needs just four ingredients to prepare this simple seasoning mix for pork. The spicy herb rub sparks the taste of these tender boneless chops that cook in no time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 161 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. Combine the chili powder, oregano, garlic and cumin; gently rub over both sides of pork chops. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zippy Pork Chops in Quick Cooking March/April 2002, p10

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 261067
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2017

"We had these pork chops tonight and thought they were delicious. We liked the blend of flavors. Because it was cold outside, I cooked them in my cast iron skillet. They would be delicious on the grill, too. I will grill them when it is warmer. I highly recommend this recipe.

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 131204
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"I was not a big fan of these pork chops. I thought the combination of spices had a lot of heat behind them, but overall, the flavor was lacking for me. However, I do appreciate how fast and easy this recipe was to put together!!!! Prepared the chops earlier in the day, went to a baseball game, came home, threw them on the grill, very simple dinner!!!"

teddie28 User ID: 4644601 34189
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"This was such a nice recipe. It was wonderful. Just nice flavors, I will make this again. I am tired of breaded fried pork chops. Thank-You Very Much!"

zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 59633
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"Just tried these last night, and they are great! What taste! They will be on my grilling list a lot this summer! very moist and quick to fix."

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