How to make low-carb pork chops

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This pork chop recipe could not be easier or yield a tastier result. A spiced pork chop is a delicious protein for a family dinner, and they won't even know this low-carb version is actually healthful for them. Cumin, onion powder and paprika give these pork chops outstanding flavor — and leave your kitchen smelling great, too.
Cleanup for this recipe is also a breeze because nearly all the work is done in a single grill pan. If the weather is nice, you also could cook it on an outdoor grill. Baking in a traditional oven is a last resort because it won't produce those tasty char marks. Impress your friends and family with this simple yet flavorful meal tonight!
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Low-carb spiced pork chops
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4 boneless pork chops
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat a grill (if outdoors) or grill pan (if indoors) to medium-high heat.
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except for the pork chops. Mix until a paste forms.
In a large, gallon-size plastic zipper bag, combine the pork chops and seasoning marinade. Securely close the bag, and massage the marinade into the meat for 1-2 minutes. If possible, allow to sit in the fridge for up to 1 hour.
When ready to cook, remove pork chops from the bag and shake off excess marinade. Discard the marinade.
Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper immediately before grilling.
Cook the chops on the preheated grill about 4-5 minutes on each side to create grill marks. Grill until chops are fully cooked. Avoid overcooking; pork can dry out easily.
Remove the pork from the grill, and set aside to rest for 5-7 minutes.
Garnish with a few more cracks of fresh black pepper, and serve individually with a salad or side of roasted vegetables.
A few tips
Use boneless chops for a quicker version, but use larger, bone-in chops for deeper pork flavor. Note that bone-in chops take a bit longer to cook.
Also, try turning the pork chops 45 degrees halfway through cooking each side for professional-looking grill marks.
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