Tried & True Family Favorite Recipes: Garlic & Brown Sugar Cast Iron Pork Chops

Do you ever feel like you eat or make the same things over and over? I know I do which can really steal the joy from cooking. Well this week while I was creating my weekly meal plan I knew I wanted to make pork chops because we haven’t had those in a while and then I remembered I used to cook these easy cast iron skillet pork chops from Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen. They are quick and easy to throw together especially because I almost always have the ingredients on hand and you probably do too. They are tender and juicy and very flavorful, the whole family loves them. Give them a try I bet you start adding them to your meal rotation 😉

Garlic and Brown Sugar Cast Iron Pork Chops


• 4 pork chops, about an inch thick (bone in is fine and thinner cuts are fine just reduce cook time)

• 4 Tbl. butter

Rub Mix:

• 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

• 1 tsp. cajun seasoning

• 1 tsp. salt

• 1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper

• 1 tsp. garlic powder

• 1 tsp. paprika


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • In small to medium-sized bowl, mix rub ingredients well.
    Pat rub mix onto each side of both chops.
    In cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
    Place chops into skillet and fry each side for 4 minutes each. (8 minutes total).
    When side two is done, turn chops and pop into preheated oven.
    Bake for 4 minutes. Turn chops, baste and bake for 4 more minutes.
  • Turn chops, baste and bake for 4 minutes more or until done in the center. (*Total cooking time, frying and baking, is about 20 minutes for super thick-cut chops. Bake less for thinner chops).
  • Remove chops to plates and let rest a few minutes before serving.

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