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Pan Seared Pork Chops with Eastern Cantaloupe Relish

Recipe by Haylie Abele of OurBalanced Bowl


  • 2 larger bone-incenter cut pork chops
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp Salt
  • Crack of pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup EasternCantaloupe relish
  • Rice to serve


  • Remove the pork chops about 25 minutes prior to cooking to let them get room temperature. Mix the seasoning together in a bowl and then rub the pork chops down, both sides, with the seasoning.
  • Add avocado oil to a large skillet on medium high heat and let it get HOT. Once hot, add the seasoned pork chops to the skillet.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on the first side, not moving it. Repeat on the second side. Use a meat thermometer to check and see if they are done after the second 5 minutes is up. If they are reading internally at around 135-140, they are done. If not, let them go a few more minutes and check again.
  • Once done, remove to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes or so. This will make sure that the internal temperature reaches 145. If needed, add more salt or additional seasoning.
  • Serve with seasoned rice and cantaloupe relish.