Blackened Pork Chops & Charred Cajun Onions

Prep time: min
Total time: min
Serves: 4
2 tbsp
paprika
30 mL
1 tsp
garlic powder
5 mL
1 tsp
onion powder
5 mL
1 tsp
salt
5 mL
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
2 mL
1/2 tsp
dried oregano leaves
2 mL
1/2 tsp
dried thyme leaves
2 mL
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 mL
1
pinch cayenne pepper
6 oz
4 bone-in pork chops
175 g
Charred Cajun Onions:
1
Package Sliced Red Onions, sliced into 1/2-in. (1-cm) thick rings
2 tbsp
olive oil, divided
30 mL
2 tsp
apple cider vinegar
10 mL
pinch sugar
Per serving: (1 pork chop, 1/2 cup/125 mL onions)
calories
270
fat
14 g
saturated fat
3 g
carbs
9 g
sugar
3 g
protein
26 g
cholestrol
75 mg
fibre
2 g
sodium
640 mg

Directions

  1. To make seasoning, mix paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cumin, oregano, thyme, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Reserve 1 tbsp (15 mL) of seasoning for onions. Season pork chops with remaining mixture.

  2. Grill chops on barbecue preheated to medium-high heat, 6 to 8 min. per side, until 160°F (71°C) on meat thermometer is reached at thickest part of chop, or until meat is cooked and juices run clear.

  3. Meanwhile, brush onion rings with 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil. Season with 2 tsp (10 mL) Cajun seasoning. Barbecue on grill preheated to medium-high, 3 to 5 min. per side, or until onions are charred and tender. Transfer onions to small bowl and toss with apple cider vinegar, sugar, remaining oil and remaining Cajun seasoning. Serve with pork chops.