Fast and Easy Pork Chop Recipe {Giveaway}


Can you relate to always being on the look out for quick mealtime ideas that wow your family? If you can, this fast and easy pork chop recipe is going to make you parent of the year. It's simple, requiring only a few ingredients and instructions and is beyond delicious. Your kids will be racing to the dinner table when they see this meal on your weekly meal plan.

fast and easy pork chop recipe

Fast and Easy Pork Chop Recipe

I don't ever want the complication of preparing a meal to get in the way of getting my family around the dinner table. Personally, I feel like the food should enhance and facilitate family bonding, not stress me out or take me away from the meaningful moments that come from family dinners. So, when The National Pork Board offered me an opportunity to feature a bone-in pork chop ribeye recipe, I was a little skeptical. I'm not going to lie, I had never made pork before in my life. I love it, but always when someone else cooks it. At the same time, I'm all about a good challenge, especially. So, I set out to see how I could make a fast and easy pork chop recipe that would get a gold star from my family. And I'm glad I did!

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All you need to make this fast and easy pork chop recipe is the following three ingredients:

  1. Bone-in ribeye pork chop
    Note: I asked my butcher at Smith's Market Place to help me find the perfect cuts of pork and other grilling essentials, because they are always so helpful. If you don't use your butcher, note that The National Pork Board adopted new nomenclature last April to match the names to cuts of beef for easier identification and preparation, so look for the new labeling next time you are shopping for pork.
  2. Olive oil
  3. Pork rub

Cooking Essentials I Recommend

Preparing this dish is made easier with the following cooking tools:

  • Baster
  • Digital thermometer
    Note: I am very picky about how my meat is cooked. For example: I love my pork medium rare. So using a digital thermometer, grill pork chops to an internal temperature between 145 degrees (medium rare) and 160°F (medium), followed by a 3 minute rest time.
  • Gilling prep dish
  • Oven mitt
  • Skillet or frying pan
  • Spatula


Follow these simple instructions, which I got from watching an awesome video on The Kitchen and voila! And as the instructor on their video shares, you'll have tender and juicy pork in no time:

  1. Pat your meat with a paper towel.
  2. Baste both sides with olive oil.
  3. Add the rub to both sides. (I prefer McCormick's Grill Mate Pork Rub. Yum!)
  4. Heat your skillet in the oven to 400 degrees, remove, and place on the stove top.
  5. Sear one side of the bone-in ribeye pork chop for 3 minutes in the skillet.
  6. Flip the pork chop with your spatula and immediately place the skillet in the oven.
  7. Bake the pork chop on 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, place on plate and let cool for 3 minutes before serving.

America's Top #ChopGriller - $15,000 Backyard Makeover Contest

If you have great grilling tips when it comes to pork and have a pic and tip to share, you could enter the National Pork Board’s Top #ChopGriller contest for a chance to win a $15,000 backyard makeover, a large Big Green Egg in Mahogany Table, Custom EGG® tools, Big Green Egg Organic Lump Charcoal, and a summer's worth of free pork!. Now I'm not only drooling at the thought of having bone-in pork chops more often, but also at the image of a new and improved grilling paradise right in my newly made over back yard. Want details? Watch the quick video below. Follow the instructions and click here to enter for a chance to win and then scroll down for another chance in our National Pork Board prize pack giveaway valued at more than $300.

Giveaway Post Prize

One lucky winner will receive a National Pork Board prize pack (ARV: $300+), including:

  • $250 Gift Card to a Kroger Brand Grocery Store
  • Two Grilling Prep Trays
  • Tong/Spatula Set
  • Grilling Mitt
  • Apron
  • Basting Brush
  • Digital Thermometer

Please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below in order to enter for a chance to win a prize.

No purchase necessary to enter. This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, May 22, 2014. See all terms and conditions here. This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure: In exchange for my honest opinions and tips for cooking with pork, I was compensated and provided with a National Pork Board prize pack, which I used to prepare the meal featured in this post.

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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.


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