Sunday, August 10, 2008

Greek Rubbed Pork Chops

I love using rubs and I have a bunch of recipes for those rubs. One of our favorites is the Greek rub. Here is your cast of characters:
1/2 T. salt
1 T. dried oregano
2 1/4 tsp. onion powder
2 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. beef bouillon granules
1 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients together:
Rub on all sides of your favorite pork chops:
You can also use this rub on chicken, beef, lamb, and turkey. Our favorite use is on pork chops and then we grill them for 7 minutes on each side. You can also use this rub with meat that you bake, broil, or fry.'s like a million degrees in my house so that stove is not being turned on for all the money in the world!

Here's the finished product...believe me, the smell is amazing! Something about the unexpected cinnamon and nutmeg that put these chops over the edge!
I served these with a zucchini from our garden and a yellow squash from the local Krogers -- I took it outside first and showed it to my own little yellow squash plant to show him what he was capable of! I cut the squash into chucks and put them on some skewers. I sprinkled them with some Mrs. Dash before grilling them for 5 minutes on each side. Very tasty and simple!
We also served some corn that we grilled -- Kroger's had them 5 ears for $1.00. When I grill my corn I cut off all the hanging stuff (no fires please) soak them in water for a little bit before placing them husks, silk, and all on the grill. I grill them for 15 minutes and then flip and grill for another 10 minutes. I let them sit on the counter in their husks for about 5 minutes before I start to clean them. I've found the easiest way to clean them is to use latex gloves. It helps cut down the heat on my hands and the latex really grabs at the silks.
Those corn cob ends are the bomb -- they are from Pampered Chef and just screw in the ends as easy as pie. Enj0y making this great dinner for a hot summer evening!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by! I will have to try this recipe! It looks great!