Spice-Rubbed Pork chops

January 7, 2022

Spice rub for the pork chop caramelizes to seal in the juice.


  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Other:
  • Total Time: 18 min
  • Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar, unpacked
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 (5 oz) 1/2-inch thick chops

Directions – See Adjustments Below

  • Preheat broiler (500 degF) and coat broiler pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine chili powder, sugar, cumin and garlic powder. Add Worcestershire sauce and stir until paste forms.
  • Rub paste onto both sides of each pork chop, place on prepared pan and broil 4 minutes on each side until inside is no longer pink.


  • Marinate pork in Worcestershire sauce and then sprinkle dry rub over the chops before putting in oven. If this works I’ll change directions.


  • 2022-01-07 – I struggled with this recipe. After adding the Worcestershire sauce the paste was not in a good condition to actually spread. I also wasn’t happy with they way they broiled but that may be due to the uneven rub. For next time, see adjustments.