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Simple Weeknight Sumac Pork Chops - a flavorful and delicious weeknight meal!! #whole30 #porkchops #grilled #sumac

Simple Weeknight Sumac Pork Chops

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 pork chops 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Simple Weeknight Sumac Pork Chops – a flavorful and easy weeknight dinner! (Whole30/Paleo)


  • 4 1-inch thick bone-in pork chops
  • 23 small zucchini, spiralized
  • ghee
  • Rub:
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons ground sumac


  1. Combine Rub ingredients in small bowl and set aside.
  2. Pat pork chops dry and pierce repeatedly with fork to tenderize (both sides)
  3. Sprinkle a generous amount of rub on each pork chop, rubbing in to coat.
  4. Turn on grill to high heat (400-450 degrees) and clean grates.
  5. Sear pork chops for 3 minutes and then turn 90 degrees and cook for an additional 4 minutes (this creates the nice grill marks).
  6. Flip and Cook for 6 minutes or until you have an internal temp of 165-170 degrees (use meat thermometer).
  7. As soon as pork chops come off the grill, set them aside and allow to rest.
  8. Take large cast iron skillet and bring to high heat.
  9. Melt about a tablespoon of ghee and add zoodles.
  10. Using a pair of tongs, move zoodles around in pan constantly for about 2-3 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle zoodles salt and pepper and then serve with pork chops.


  • (Note: if you don’t want to grill, feel free to pan-fry the pork chops. To do so, simply heat a cast iron skillet to medium heat; add a tablespoon or two of ghee and then cook pork chops approx. 4-5 minutes on each side; add additional ghee or olive oil to avoid the pan going dry; continue cooking until you reach internal temp of 165-170).