Cumin Spiced Pork Chops

I think pork chops are like a blank canvas.  They can be as boring or as exciting as you make them.  I’m always looking for new ways to make pork chops.  I think it’s just because I can easily get stuck in a chicken and steak rut and need some inspiration.

KB has always liked my corn and avocado salsa that I make about 1,000 different ways, depending on what I have on hand.  So the other day, I decided to make some cumin spiced pork chops to serve with a corn and avocado salsa for a little Mexican inspired meal.  It turned out fantastic!

Start by seasoning your flour in a bowl – add cumin, cayenne pepper and salt.

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Sprinkle pork chops with pepper.

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Dredge pork chops in flour.  I used boneless pork loin chops.

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Sear in an oven-safe frying pan with olive oil.

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On both sides.  Place into a 375 degree oven to finish cooking.  About 5-7 minutes, do not overcook.

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Serve with corn and avocado salsa (For this one, I just added diced avocado and corn to a bowl with a squeeze of lime).  Enjoy!

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Recipe:

4 boneless pork loin chops
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
sprinkle of pepper

corn and avocado salsa
1 ripe avocado
1 cup corn
squeeze of lime

In a bowl, add flour, salt, cumin and cayenne pepper.  Mix thoroughly.  Sprinkle pork chops with pepper. Dredge both sides in flour.  Sear both sides in a hot oven proof frying pan with olive oil.  Finish in a 375 degree oven for about 5-7 minutes until pork is cooked to your liking.  Do not overcook.  Serve with corn and avocado salsa.

Enjoy!

Caroline