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Iron Skillet Garlic Brown Sugar Pork Chops


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  • 2 large thick-cut bone-in (boneless works too) pork loin chops, 1 inch thick, (about 1 lb. each)
  • 4 Tbl. butter
  • Rub Mix
  • 1/4 C Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 t seasoning (Slap Ya Mama cajun, five spices, all-purpose Mrs. Dash)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t paprika


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 35mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In small to medium-sized bowl, mix rub ingredients well
Pat rub mix onto each side of both chops
In cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat
Place chops into skillet and fry each side for 4 minutes each (8 minutes total)
When side two is done, turn chops and pop into preheated oven.
Bake for 4 minutes. Turn chops, baste & bake for 4 more minutes
Turn chops, baste and bake for 4 minutes more or until done in the center. (*Total cooking time, frying and baking, is about 20 minutes for super thick-cut chops. Bake less for thinner chops).
Remove chops to plates and let rest a few minutes before serving.

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