Four spice-rubbed grilled pork chops on a baking sheet with a pair of metal tongs
Ed Anderson
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Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

These dry rub grilled pork chops are coated in a blend of crushed coriander seeds, chipotle chile powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and mustard powder. They're cooked using both direct and indirect heat for the best flavor and tenderness.
A rimmed sheet pan with roast pork chops with peaches and cooked red onion.
Eric Wolfinger
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Roast Pork Chops with Peaches

These roast pork chops with peaches are an easy, no-fuss, sheet pan meal of seasoned, roasted pork chops, peach wedges, and red onion, all topped with pomegranate molasses. A weeknight winner that belongs in your dinner rotation.
Chops from a spice-glazed grilled pork loin on a cutting board with a glass of stout.
David Loftus
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Spice-Glazed Grilled Pork Loin

This grilled pork loin roast creates the best, most tender pork chops ever. The pork loin takes a dunk in a marinade or brine made with garlic, cumin, and paprika and then is grilled and sliced into chops. Here’s how to cook juicy pork chops every time.
A person carrying a decorative blue and white serving platter loaded with five-spice grilled pork chops.
Ray Kachatorian
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Five-Spice Grilled Pork Chops

These five-spice grilled pork chops are a delightful way to upgrade your grilling game. T-bone pork chops, marinated with ginger, garlic, and five-spice powder, come off the grill infused with flavor.
Skillet with three pickle juice-brined pork chops
Jim Henkens
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Pickle Juice-Brined Pork Chops

Did you know that the leftover juice in your pickle jar makes a fantastic brine for tender, juicy pork chops? Terrific, right? And to be honest, it's even better than it sounds.
Two bone-in grilled Cambodian pork chops on a plate.
Ben Cole
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Cambodian Pork Chops

These Cambodian pork chops are coated in an aromatic peppercorn and lemongrass rub and then grilled to tender perfection. Sorta like street food that you can make at home.
Six coffee-crusted grilled pork chops on a speckled platter.
Jody Horton
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Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

Coffee crusted grilled pork chops require nothing more than a simple spice rub yet yield mind-numbing complexity in terms of taste. It’s quite possible you won’t even discern coffee as an ingredient. And chances are you already have all the ingredients you need.
Four adobo marinated pork chops and several lime halves, some squeezed, on a wooden chopping block.
Laura Edwards
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Adobo Marinated Pork Chops

These adobo marinated pork chops rely on a quick and easy adobo sauce, made with two types of dried chiles, spices, sugar, and vinegar. A secret weapon in your weeknight dinner arsenal.
A pork chop with vinegar and sweet peppers on a white plate with a fork and knife.
Carl Tremblay
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Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers

These tender pork chops are brined and pan-seared with onion and sweet pepper in a tangy white wine vinegar sauce.
Four juicy seared maple-brined pork chops with pear chutney on a cutting board
Kate Sears
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Maple-Brined Pork Chops with Pear Chutney

These maple-brined pork chops take their juiciness from a maple syrup-bay leaf-peppercorn brine. A pear chutney pairs beautifully with the chops. A conversation-stopping autumn dinner.
Several seared salt and pepper pork chops topped with a scallion and pepper mixture on a platter with a spoon resting on the side.
Connie Miller (CB Creative)
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Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

These Cantonese-inspired salt and pepper pork chops are coated in spiced cornstarch and pan-seared until golden. They're topped with a spicy scallion, cilantro, and chile mixture. An easy, gluten-free, weeknight meal.
White plate with a maple pork chops, carrots, and beets with feta cheese
Jenny Rosenstrach
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Maple Pork Chops

These maple pork chops are bathed in a marinade of maple syrup, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. The marinade doubles as a glaze for the finished pork chops. An easy weeknight meal.

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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  1. Pork chops are my favorite. Thanks for some new ideas.

    However, you missed smothered pork chops.

    1. Thanks, Bkhuna! We’ll work on finding a great smothered pork chop recipe to add to the collection.

    2. I was thinking the ones with bell peppers are sorta smothered, Bkhuna…perhaps too much a stretch?