Spicy Pork Loin Chops

I love to cook, but nobody that I know likes to cook complicated meals every night of the week (unless maybe it is your full time job to do so).  Some of my favorite meals to cook when I don't feel like cooking a "major meal" involve olive oil and a skillet.  Depending on a side dish this meal can be on the table 15 minutes.

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Spicy Pork Loin Chops

3 to 4 thick cut pork loin chops
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
pinch cayenne (this will determine the kick)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons olive oil

1) Measure all the spices in a small ramekin and mix well.

2) Heat olive oil in a skillet.  Sprinkle 1 side of pork chops with half of the spice and place spice side down in heated skillet.  While first side is cooking sprinkle remaining half of spice mixture on the pork loin chops. Cook for 5 minutes.
3) Flip loin chops and cook for 5 minutes more (or until internal temperature is 160, or your desired degree of "doneness")
4) Turn down heat and let meat rest up to 5 minutes until ready to serve.


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