Pan-Seared Pork Chops

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5 min


4 Adult Sized Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes
Pan-Seared Pork Chops

Recipe by Eshun Mott, Photo by Maya Visnyei


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp grainy mustard
  • 4 pork rib chops , about 3/4-in. thick
  • 3/4 tsp salt , divided
  • 1/2 tsp blak pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Combine butter, thyme, garlic and mustard in a bowl and mash to combine.
  • Pat pork dry with paper towels and season on both sides with ½ tsp salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large heavy frying pan over medium-high. Add oil and swirl to coat. Fry pork 2 min per side or until browned.
  • Top each with a spoonful of butter mixture, place pan in the oven and cook for 5 min longer or until pork is almost cooked through.
  • Transfer pork to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm (pork will continue to cook).
  • Wrap pan handle in a kitchen towel and place it on the stove over medium-high heat.
  • Add tomatoes and simmer for 2 min or until saucy. Season with remaining ¼ tsp salt. Pour over pork chops.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 357,
  • Protein
  • 29 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g,
  • Fat
  • 25 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 517 mg.


A quick cooking time followed by a short “rest” is the secret to juicy pork chops.