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Cast Iron Pork Chops are a delicious alternative to a big juicy steak! We love that these pork chops get a nice caramelized crust when they’re seared. We finish off these thick pork chops in the oven so they’re cooked perfectly.
Nothing beats a butter-topped fatty cut of meat like a Bone-In Pork Chop! You could make a vegetable and share this with someone, but we think it’s actually a pretty perfect meal for one on its own.
Nowadays people think meals need to be extravagant to taste good. That simply isn’t the case. We’re all about getting in a quick fatty protein packed meal in as little time as possibly.
We’re busy people and we don’t have hours to waste cooking an intricate meal, that may or may not please our palates. That’s why this cast iron pork chop recipe is one of our favorites!
It has a super simple seasoning and it’s cooked all in 1 pan. You can even use both ghee and butter for the searing and topping to cut down on ingredients.
Cast Iron Pork Chops – How to Bake bone in Pork chops
First preheat your oven. Then pat the pork chops dry and season on both sides with salt and
pepper. Next heat a medium-large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Then add the ghee and once it’s melted, sear the pork chop on each side, flipping once. Next add the rosemary to the pan. After that, transfer the pan to the oven and cook until the pork chop is fully cooked (the thickest part should read 145F on an instant-read thermometer).
Finally serve the bone in pork chops with grass-fed butter or ghee.
How Can You Tell if Pork Chops are done?
The USDA recommends that you cook your pork chop until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. You may still see a little bit of light pink in the middle but as long as it’s to temp you should be good.
Should Pork chops be browned before baking?
We sear our bone in pork chops in the cast iron skillet on both sides before putting them in the oven. This gives the pork chops a nice caramelized crust which amps up the flavor!
How long do you cook pork chops with bone in oven?
After searing the pork chops on both sides, next bake the pork chops for 8-10 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Why are pork chops tough?
Your pork chops are tough most likely because you over cooked them. This is especially the case if you got a thinner cut pork chop. That’s why we like to choose a nice thick and juicy 2 inch thick bone in pork chop!
If you loved this easy cast iron skillet pork chop recipe, check out these other low carb cast iron skillet recipes.
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Cast Iron Pork Chops - Bone in Pork Chops
- Cast Iron Pork Chops - Bone in Pork Chops
- Preheat oven to 400. Pat the pork chop dry and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
- Heat a medium-large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ghee and once melted, sear the pork chop, about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, flipping once. Add the rosemary to the pan.
- Transfer the pan to the oven and cook until the pork chop is fully cooked (the thickest part should read 145F on an instant-read thermometer), about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Serve topped with butter.