March 01, 2012

Southwestern Seasoned Pork Chops (using Mrs. Dash)

Ready to go into the oven!

Those of you following me on Twitter already know what today's recipe was going to be.  It's what we had for dinner last night!  Although my daughter and I love our pork chops with a yummy chive sauce or other 'something' on it, my husband likes his pork chops baked or grilled with no sauce at all.  Just a dry rub.

This was an improvised recipe by simply opening my cupboards to see what we had on hand.  You can do this too!  Start with some basic bread crumbs, add some seasoning and bake for about 30 minutes.  You can't go wrong.

Southwestern Seasoned Pork Chops

4 boneless pork chops
1/2 c Plain bread crumbs (bought or make your own by crumbling bread in a food processor)
4-5 teaspoons of your favorite Pork Rub
4-5 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle

Place the dry bread crumbs in a flat dish.  Add about a teaspoon per pork chop of each of the two seasonings.  Heavier if you like a lot of flavor or lighter if you don't care for heavy seasoning or are feeding small children.  Mix.  Dredge each pork chop into the dry mix and press gently on each side.  Lay each chop on a heavily greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until done and golden brown and crispy.

**You can use almost any favorite seasonings.   
Instead of Mrs. Dash and dry rubs, try;
  • a couple teaspoons of a dry package Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • or a mixture of garlic pepper or garlic lemon seasoning
  • onion powder, a bit of Lawry's Salt and a dash of garlic powder
  • a couple teaspoons of dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
  • a mixture of chili powder, cayenne pepper and cumin
  • a couple teaspoons dry taco seasoning mix
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