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They make an easy dinner, but are you wondering what to season pork chops with? Use THIS pork chop seasoning recipe! You can whip it up in just 2 minutes and it’s incredibly versatile. While I think it’s the best seasoning for pork chops, it can also be used for chicken breast, steak, or even veggies.
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Let me show you how to season pork chops with this homemade blend. Whether you prefer to pan sear on the stovetop, grill, or bake your pork chops in the oven, this seasoning is delicious on all of them.
Once you start making your own seasoning blends, it’s so hard to stop because they are better than what you would buy at the store and cost less, too! Try my lemon pepper seasoning, Montreal seasoning, Cajun seasoning, and homemade fajita seasoning next time.
What Seasoning Should I Put On Pork Chops?
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While you can season pork chops simply with salt and pepper, my favorite way to season them is with this pork chop seasoning recipe! It adds so much flavor and you’ll end up with the best pork chops.
Pork Chop Seasoning Ingredients
This section explains how to choose the ingredients for the best pork chop seasoning and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card for the dry rub recipe below.
- Sea salt
- Garlic powder – You could also add a teaspoon of onion powder in addition to this.
- Smoked paprika – Or regular paprika works great as well.
- Dried herbs – Dried thyme and dried oregano.
- Black pepper – Feel free to swap in white pepper instead.
- Cayenne pepper – You could also use chili powder, which would be less spicy.
How To Season Pork Chops
To make this simple seasoning mix, just stir the ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container, like a small glass jar.
To use the seasoning, use 1 tablespoon seasoning per pound of pork chops.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is pork seasoning gluten-free?
Yes, this pork chop seasoning recipe is naturally gluten-free.
Is pork seasoning salt-free?
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No, this pork seasoning is not salt-free. The amount of salt when you use this seasoning equates to about 1 teaspoon of salt per pound of pork chops, which is Julia Child’s recommendation for how much salt to use for any kind of meat. If you’re watching your salt intake, you could reduce the amount of salt in the seasoning.
Is pork seasoning sugar-free?
While many seasoning mixes have brown sugar, this version is sugar-free. If you prefer your pork rub recipe sweet, add in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. If you want sweetness without the sugar, use my sugar-free brown sugar.
Store the spice mixture in an airtight container in a dry place.
How long does pork chop seasoning last?
This DIY pork chop seasoning will last 1-2 years, but is best used within a year for the best flavor.
How To Use Pork Chop Seasoning
There are so many ways to use this simple pork chop seasoning… even beyond pork recipes! This spice rub is delicious on all kinds of pork recipes:
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- Pan Seared Pork Chops
- Baked Pork Chops
- Air Fryer Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Pork Loin
- Juicy Baked Chicken Breast