Chocolate spiced pork chops

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
2 tbsps firmly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 tsps onion powder
1 1/2 tsps unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsps garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
4 (4cm-thick) bone-in pork chops
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1) Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.

2) Combine the brown sugar, Italian seasoning, onion powder, cocoa powder, garlic powder, paprika, red pepper, cumin, salt and black pepper together in a large bowl.

3) Rub the mixture evenly over pork chops.

4) Pour the oil into a large oven-proof frying pan set over a medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook for 3 minutes per side.

5) Transfer the frying pan to the oven and bake the pork chops for about 3 minutes, until cooked through.

Remove the pan from the oven, lift the chops onto a serving platter and serve at once.

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