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21 November 2023

Cast Iron Pan-Seared Pork Steaks

Pork Chop Recipe

Cast Iron Pan-Seared Pork Steaks

Indulge in the irresistible flavors of this steakhouse classic with our pan-seared pork steak recipe. Learn how to achieve a delicious golden crust using a cast iron skillet, and elevate the dish with a delicious pan sauce for an extra burst of flavour.

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Yield: Serves 2
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes



  • 2 frenched bone in Ontario pork chops (about 1 inch/2.5 cm thick)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Montreal steak spice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) beef or vegetable broth
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Pat chops dry with paper towel. Sprinkle all over with steak spice; let stand at room temperaturefor 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC).
  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium high heat until almost smoking. Add oil and move skillet to let oil cover the bottom evenly. Place pork chops into skillet and sear for about 2 minutes or until evenly browned. Turn over and place skillet in oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 150ºF (66ºC). Remove from skillet to a cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, return skillet to medium heat and add broth. Bring to a boil. Add butter, parsley and thyme; whisk until melted and thickened slightly. Remove from heat.
  5. Slice each chop and plate with some of the sauce to serve.

Tip: Substitute bone-in Ontario pork rib chops for the frenched chops if desired.

Nutritional Information
Cast Iron Pan-Seared Pork Steaks
1/2 of recipe
Protein 44g
Calories 620
Sugar 1g
Fat 48g
  Saturated 20g
Cholesterol 180mg
Sodium 400mg
Calcium 50mg
Carbohydrate 2g
Fibre 0g

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