Pork Chops with Sweet Chili-Basil Spice Rub

"I found this recipe years ago, I believe in a Taste of Home magazine, and I've made it many times since. Change the proportions of sweet and spicy according to your taste preferences."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (41.4 g)
  • Calories 121.9
  • Total Fat - 6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2 g
  • Cholesterol - 16.5 mg
  • Sodium - 261.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 6 g
  • Protein - 4.4 g
  • Calcium - 15.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, basil, salt and chili powder. Gradually stir in a small amount of oil until the mixture is crumbly. Rub over both sides of pork chops. I like to use tenderized chops so that the rub goes into the meat.

Step 2

In a large skillet, cook pork in 1 tsp of oil over medium heat until browned on each side,but not completely cooked. Add about 1/4 cup of water to the skillet and allow to simmer until the pork reaches the proper cooked temperature, 160-70 degrees. (I didn't list a time because cooking will be different depending on the thickness of the chops.) If you'd like the sauce to be more of a thick glaze consistency, remove the pork from the skillet when cooked, reduce the sauce, and then return the pork to coat with the glaze.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



loved the rub, loads of flavour and just enough bite.

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(12 Feb 2013)