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Zippy Pork Chops

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


  • 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)


  • Combine the chili powder, oregano, garlic and cumin; gently rub over both sides of pork chops. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 161 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • amehart
    Aug 29, 2017

    Very good recipe but not as spicy as we thought and it also needed some salt to enhance the flavors of the rub. It was quick and easy and everyone enjoyed these. The flavors were good and I will make again with a little tweaking.

  • MarineMom_texas
    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.Volunteer Field Editor

  • shecooksalot
    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
    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
    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.

  • lindipally
    Aug 26, 2006

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