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Grilled Cajun Pork Chops

Grilled Cajun Pork Chops Recipe

The ever-versatile pork chop – is there any way it can’t be prepared? In this recipe, you’ll be bringing out the spicier side of pork with a tasty Cajun seasoning slathered on both sides of your chops. From start to finish, this recipe will take just about 20 minutes to complete, making it perfect for busy weeknights or even for lunches at home when you want something a little more filling. To save even more time, you can make your Cajun spice blend in advance and store tightly covered at room temperature. Remember that the chili flakes in this blend are the source of your heat – feel free to use more or less depending on how spicy you like your meals.

We feel like any dish with pork is a great one for the sheer nutritional content of this ingredient. Pork provides a huge protein macro content for the amount of meat you need, and also provides a host of other micronutrients as well. Pastured pork offers the best nutritional value – although this can be significantly more expensive than other options, it’s worth checking out what local options you might have available to obtain this.

These grilled Cajun pork chops work well with a mild side dish, so keep things simple by roasting a tray of vegetables of your choice and serving alongside your chops. If you’re looking for a more complex side dish, try a yummy salad like this tomato and spinach salad.

Grilled Cajun Pork Chops Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook: 15 min
Notice

Protein: 48g / %

Carbs: 2g / %

Fat: 38g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.

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Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • 1/2 tbsp. creole seasoning
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. chili flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pork Chops Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the spices and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Brush the pork chops with olive oil and season with the creole-spice mixture evenly on both sides.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Grill the pork chops 5 to 6 minutes per side.