Smoked Sugar Rubbed Pork Chops

5 from 1 vote

Dinners can be chaotic with varying work schedules and commitments, which is why we like to keep dinner simple. This rubbed pork chop recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes and will make the whole family happy!

A plate of succulent pork chops is elegantly accompanied by a glass of fine wine, creating a delightful dining experience.

I didn't use to like pork all that much, but what I realized is I had never really learned to cook it. I had it the same boring ways for a long time, never understanding why my husband always wanted to have pork. But then I finally figured out a few ways to cook it that are easy, but flavorful, which is the perfect recipe for a dinner in my book.

Pork chops on a plate with a glass of wine.

These rubbed pork chops are SO easy to make that anyone at any skill level can make them!

My friend Susannah from Feast + West brought me a spice rub to remind me of North Carolina that was a smoky sugar rub when she came to visit Phoenix this past summer and we were able to get together. It sat in our pantry for a few weeks because I wasn't quite sure how to use it. Then one day, we had pork chops and we decided to use it on them.

Pork chops on a white plate next to a glass of wine. The white plate beautifully showcases the succulent pork chops, cooked to perfection. Beside it sits a glass of wine, inviting

I'm convinced pork has naturally sweet undertones to it because anytime you add fruit or sugar to it, it's seriously amazing. So this smoky sugar rub did the trick!

The best part about this meal though is how quick it is to make. My dad work about 35 minutes away from the house, so we often start on dinner as he leaves work. Meals that take a lot longer than 30 minutes to cook just don't really cut it in our house.

Dinners can be chaotic with varying work schedules and commitments, which is why we like to keep dinner simple. This pork chop recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes and will make the whole family happy!

Smoked Sugar Rubbed Pork Chops

We like to keep dinner simple. This pork chop recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes and will make the whole family happy!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless pork chops about 1 inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons smoky sugar rub or turbinado sugar
  • Parsley garnish

Instructions

  • Grease a frying pan
  • Cover pork chop in smoky sugar rub (or turbinado sugar)
  • Brown pork chop on both sides in frying pan
  • Check internal temperature on both sides after about 5 minutes on each side, should be 165 degrees.
  • Serve immediately!
  • Note: For thicker pork chops, brown for 3-5 minutes and then bake for 10-15 minutes until temperature is 165.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g
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3 Comments

  1. There only a few people on this site that will understand how much the next comment means. My husband liked this !!!!!!! Maybe not love this but LIKED this. He is a very particular eater at 55 years old and anything different is 'bad'. This was a success. Thank you JOYFULLYMAD for this receipe.

  2. Great comments about fatherhood...we have an 11 month old here in the house, so I could totally identify! But let's talk pork...as in those amazing pork chops! I love the idea of a smoky sweet rub on the outside of those chops. Sign me up for one of those, please! Thanks for sharing! #client

    1. Thanks David! Greyson's turning 1 next week, so we're in the same boat with parenthood ๐Ÿ˜‰ You know as well as I do that dinner time can be CRAZY, so easy meals like these pork chops are our saving grace!