A pork chop recipe so simple and tasty that it could quickly become a weekday dinner favorite.
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I love hearing what different home cooks fall back on for simple, weekday meals. The easiest of easy are the dishes that come straight out of the freezer or out of the hands of delivery guys. The next level of my “easy” repertoire includes omelets or meals featuring canned black beans. One more step up are a handful of recipes that I can prepare without looking at the recipe because they are so familiar. They are slightly more interesting than the usual weekday mundane but not much more work to prepare.
This group of recipes is what I think of as a home chef’s “sweet spot.” They taste delicious and look like you fussed when you didn’t. Years ago, my friend Stephanie gave me a copy of this pork recipe from her 2003 Food & Wine magazine. It was tucked into my ragtag three-ring binder that holds loose clippings. Over the years, I have made it so many times that I no longer need to reference the recipe and I have honed it slightly to accommodate my flavor preferences.
The pork chops are flavorful and moist thanks to the spice rub you sear on them and the lime juice bath they enjoy before they are finished in the oven. I often serve the chops alongside sweet potato fries or green beans.