Firecracker Pork Chops {Keto}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Swap out the sides with keto friendly ones like salad, sauteed spinach or veggies. The pork chops and rub and what is frozen is keto friendly and it\\\\\\\'s up to you to add your favorite keto sides!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - tsp paprika
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 - tsp crushed red pepper
  • 4 - boneless pork chops
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - cauliflower rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle a little of the dry rub into the base of the prepared baking dish and place the pork chops and rub into the dry rub in the baking dish. Then sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the pork chops.
  3. Press the rest of the dry rub onto the top of the pork chops, coating them well.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 40 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops. Let rest 5 minutes before serving. (Thinner chops can take as little as 25 minutes, and thicker chops up to 40 minutes. Bake until internal temperature reaches 145 F.)
  5. Cook the cauliflower rice, as directed.
  6. Prepare veggies.
  7. Serve Firecracker Pork Chops with rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix up the rub for both meals by combining 2 tsp paprika, 2 Tbsp chili powder, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp onion powder and 1 tsp crushed red pepper.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the rub onto the pork chops in each bag

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the baking dish and baking as directed.

Special notes

Alternative cooking method: Grill the marinated pork chops for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until 145 F internal temp. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the pork chop.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Firecracker Pork Chops {Keto}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely before transferring pork chops to baking dish. Bake at 350 F for 25 to 40 minutes, or until cooked through.
Serve with cauliflower rice and veggies.