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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cooking With Chocolate and Pork

Whoa! CHOCOLATE AND PORK!!! That sure gets your attention doesn't it? These are my two favorite foods, and they go together very nicely.

Pork chop and chocolate

Chocolate Pork Chops

2 tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp. dehydrated onion flakes
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. ground red pepper flakes
½ tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground black pepper
4 (1 ½ inch thick) bone in pork chops
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, Italian seasoning, onion flakes, cocoa powder, garlic salt, paprika, red pepper, cumin, and black pepper. Rub the mixture evenly over the pork chops.
Add the oil to a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the pork chops and cook for 3 minutes per side. Put the skillet in oven and bake the pork chops until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Remove the skillet from the oven, transfer the chops to a serving platter and serve.

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