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Pork chop seasoning is easy to make and the flavor it gives to otherwise bland pork is amazing! Make this spice blend recipe with 6 pantry staples!
This dry rub is a definite crowd-pleaser. It transforms pork and chicken recipes into mouth-watering meals.
The meat takes on a gorgeous deep red color, and you know, we eat with our eyes first!
When you buy it in ready-to-use packets at the grocery store, pork chop seasoning can be expensive! So, save yourself some money and make it yourself at home.
It only takes 5 minutes to whip up a batch. Plus, you make as large or as small of a batch as you want!
Uses for pork chop seasoning
Whether you’re grilling, baking, pan frying, or cooking on a smoker, you can use this dry rub to season the pork.
Oh, it’s also perfect to use as a seasoning for chicken! Here are just a few recipes that the seasoning works well with:
- Grilled Pork Chops with Cranberry Applesauce
- Monica’s Pulled Pork
- Grilled Chicken
- Sprinkle a little bit of seasoning into the ingredients for Freezer Breakfast Burritos
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious seasoning blend:
- paprika – You can use sweet paprika or smoked paprika, whichever you prefer
- garlic powder
- coarse kosher salt
- ground sage
- dried marjoram
- dried thyme
If you want to add some freshly ground black or red pepper to the blend for a kick of spice, you certainly can.
How to make it
Like I mentioned earlier, making any type of spice blend is just beyond easy. It’s just a matter of measuring the ingredients out into a container. Even a Ziploc bag works well.
- Combine all the rub ingredients in a small bowl and then store in an airtight container, shaking to mix well.
- Store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled so you have it on hand any time you need it for an easy barbecue seasoning.
If you want to use it for grilled pork chops, this is all you have to do:
- Preheat grill for medium high heat.
- Season pork chops with pork chop seasoning. Grill for 7-9 minutes on each side until internal temperature is 150 F (a tiny bit of pink is okay).
- Allow pork to rest 3-5 minutes after cooking. Don’t cut it right away or all the juices will run out onto the cutting board.
This pork rub is good on a pork tenderloin, boneless pork chops, bone-in pork chops, or even chicken.
- 3 tablespoons paprika (smoked or sweet)
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt
- 1 tablespoons ground sage
- 1 tablespoons dried marjoram
- 1 tablespoons dried thyme
- Combine all ingredients into an airtight container. Use liberally on pork. Also good on chicken.
Store in an airtight container in a dry location and the seasoning should keep well for up to 6 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 636mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
This nutritional information is an estimate may vary, depending on brand and type of ingredients used. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed dietician or physician.
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