Basil Pork Chops Recipe

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Basil Pork Chops Recipe
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Basil Pork Chops Recipe

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These tender, glazed chops get a kick of flavor from basil, chili powder and a little brown sugar. Serve with your favorite roasted veggies and you've got a super comforting meal bursting with flavor. —Lisa Gilliland, Fort Collins, Colorado
Featured In: Fresh Basil Recipes
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)

Directions

Mix first four ingredients; gradually stir in 1 tablespoon oil (mixture will be crumbly). Rub over both sides of pork chops.
In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook chops until a thermometer reads 145°, 4-6 minutes per side. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 152 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  1. Mix first four ingredients; gradually stir in 1 tablespoon oil (mixture will be crumbly). Rub over both sides of pork chops.
  2. In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook chops until a thermometer reads 145°, 4-6 minutes per side. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p59

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Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 259718
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

"Great quick dinner with affordable ingredients! Will definitely make again."

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browns19fan User ID: 919833 257819
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2016 Edited Mar. 21, 2017

"My husband and I both thought this was delicious! I used bone-in "pork porterhouse" chops. Next time I may try omitting the oil from the rub, as there seemed to be an unnecessary ocean of it left in the skillet. And there will be a next time.

Next-time update: As I neglected to mention in my first post, I cut all the ingredients in half since I'm feeding only two people. This time I added about 1/2 teaspoon of oil to the rub and one teaspoon to the pan. I also added the full half-teaspoonfuls of chili powder and salt (I used kosher salt). We liked it even better this way, if that's possible."

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 84155
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Awesome pork chops. Really crispy."

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Pulseox User ID: 2055993 137028
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"This was just okay. It tasted like slightly sweet and spicy, but no real flavor, it's hard to describe. I won't even eat the leftovers."

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tlbdlb4evr User ID: 4229718 63440
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Cooked this again tonight. This has become my husband's favorite. Just an F.Y.I. - It is just as good or maybe even better with Center Cut bone-in pork chops."

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tigerzeschy User ID: 4257444 109491
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I substitute olive oil for the canola oil. I made it using paprika as I was out of chili powder. My mother-in-law, husband, and sons (16,5, and 5) all loved it. Another time, I was in a bind and needed something ready for when we got home from the gym, so I threw it in the crock pot on high for 1 hour 30 minutes. The kids loved it! Will definitely keep making this!"

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Elyssey User ID: 7141373 109490
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"Wow. I do not know what everyone is talking about. This was the worst pork recipe I have ever experienced. The smell was awful and the taste was worse. I would not recommend this to anyone. Not trying to be mean but I am pretty upset that I wasted my pork chops. This rating is inaccurate in my opinion."

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Woolite3232 User ID: 7053366 155682
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Very easy to prepare even taste great with bone in pork chops. I will definately fix again."

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 162500
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"These are delicious and super fast to prepare. I served them with a pasta side dish, garlic bread and Greek salad."

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ElishaBig User ID: 6251881 162499
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"My husband and I are picky eaters... We loved this dish. Delicious recipe!"

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