Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cooking for Two-Chocolate Spiced Pork Chops

I think that we have been pretty good at the whole "cooking for two" thing. We've been cooking together for about 3 years now, and most of those times were just for the two of us (although sometimes we would cook for his house/my apartment/our families/random strangers). Last night was one of those successful times!

Chocolate Spiced Pork Chops

1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tbsp. italian seasoning
3/4 tsp. cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flake
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 pork chops
1 tbsp. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine spices and rub on one side of pork, allowing to sit for at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until glossy. Place pork chops spiced side down on heat and cook for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, rub unspiced side with the remaining mixture. Turn and cook on other side for 3 minutes.

Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. We had this with steamed broccoli and my mom's homemade mac & cheese (which we finished, mom, so get cookin'!) <- she loves this, and we love her!

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