Everything Bagel Pork Chops

Everything Bagel Pork Chops
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Everything Bagel Pork Chops, seasoned with Everything Bagel Seasoning, slathered with Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese. Whether you sear the Pork Chops, reverse Sear or Bake, it’s that combination of Everything Bagel Seasoning with Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese that makes this just a wonderful meal for any day of the week and pretty quick too. You can do this with Seared Chicken Breast for Everything Bagel Chicken or Steak for Everything Bagel Steak!

Everything Bagel Pork Chops is a quick meal that can be ready to serve in as little as 30 minutes or less with just searing the Pork Chops. Best of all, it is Keto or Keto friendly, depending on the Cream Cheese & Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese is one of the best out there for Keto. For a 2 Tbl serving, the total carb count is only 1.2g. With the Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese, the total Carb is slightly higher, at 2g per 2 Tbl. Avoid sweetened Cream Cheeses which contain sugars or high carb additives.

Everything Bagel Seasoning in general is Keto or Keto friendly. Since it is mainly composed of seeds and spices with no sugars. Be sure to use an Everything Bagel Seasoning free from added sugars or high carb additives to keep the meal Keto, if that is what you are after.

Any size Pork Chops, bone in or boneless, can be used. Limit the sear to about 3 minutes per side so as not to burn up the Everything Bagel Seasoning. Then finish in the oven or reverse sear it by cooking the seasoned Pork Chops in the oven until 10–15 degrees away from the targeted internal temperature and then sear for 3 minutes per side or more. You can also just bake them.

With Salt & Pepper or opting to season the Pork Chops with Everything Bagel Seasoning after they have been cooked and while resting, you can sear until the Pork Chops are fully cooked through.

One Inch Pork Chops Fat Trimmed

One inch Bone In Pork Chops with the Fat trimmed off to render out. Ensure the Pork Chops are at room temp before cooking.

The Fat Trimmings are rendered in order to sear the Pork Chops or as soon as they come out of the oven for reverse searing. For more information, check out my post on Rendered Fat.

Chop the Fat into small pieces and cook over medium low to medium heat until the Fat is rendered out and the bits are crispy brown. Then discard the crackling and use the fat to sear the Pork Chops, three minutes per side. By the Time the fat is rendered out, the pan will be hot enough to start searing. If there isn’t enough fat to coat the bottom of the pan, top it up with Ghee, Lard, Oil and wait until there are wisps of smoke before searing.

Render Pork Fat Card

This is my own version of Everything Bagel Seasoning. But any Everything Bagel Seasoning will work. The only thing you need to consider is the amount of Salt in the Everything Bagel Seasoning. Bagel Seasoning typically contains little Salt, depending on the brand. So the addition of Salt & Pepper are needed to season the Pork Chops, especially if they are thicker than 1/2 inch. How much, depends on the brand of Everything Bagel Seasoning. You can always season lightly with Salt & Pepper and then season more afterwards if it needs it.

Salt & Pepper the Pork Chops and let them sit out on the counter to come to room temp before searing and while you render out the fat. You can also season with Everything Bagel Seasoning and refrigerate to allow time for the seasoning to rehydrate, just the same as you would with Montreal Pork Chops. Then take out to rest on the counter to come to room temp before searing.

Maritime Bagel Seasoning

This Maritime Bagel Seasoning is Aromatic & Extremely Addictive. Offering Nutty Toasted Flavors, strong in Onion & Garlic with a smidge of Sweet Heat. Made up of a complete 12 blend of both ground Spices & Seeds to get more Flavor & Coverage when sprinkled on your foods.

Salt & Pepper Blend
  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

A Creamy and Generous spread of Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese with that Everything Bagel Seasoning just makes this dish pop. Schmear that Cream Cheese after the Pork Chops have rested and right before you’re ready to serve.

Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese

Other Cream Cheeses can be used too. But your Herb & Garlic is Classic with Everything Bagel Seasoning.

You can season the Pork Chops before or after cooking. Seasoning afterwards, just Salt & Pepper the Pork and cook anyway you like. Then season with Everything Bagel Seasoning and let the meat rest.

With searing Pork Chops, you want to limit the sear time to about 3 minutes per side. 1 or 2 minutes per side, past that is fine, but you’re pushing for the seasoning to be burned. If your Pork Chops won’t be cooked through within this time, finish in the oven or opt to reverse sear. Thinner Boneless Pork Chops at 1/2 inch or thinner can be seared and cooked through perfectly fine within this time frame.

Render the Chopped Fat in a skillet over medium to medium low heat. If there isn’t enough fat to coat the bottom of the pan, add more fat. Wait till it starts to smoke and add the room temp pork chops to sear. Plate and let rest before spreading Cream Cheese on top and serving.

Seared EB Pork Chops 1 inch

1 inch Boneless Pork Chops seasoned with Everything Bagel Seasoning. At room temp and seared for 5 minutes per side.

Reverse sear is best for about 1 inch Pork Chops or Bone in Pork Chops. While you can sear 1 inch Boneless Pork Chops until cooked through, I find better flavor is achieved with reverse searing. Transfer the Pork Chops straight from the oven to sear 3 minutes per side.

Everything Bagel Seasoned Pork Chops 1 inch Bone in

Trim the fat away from the Pork Chops and season with both the Salt & Pepper and Maritime Bagel Seasoning.

Chop the Fat into small pieces to render out over medium to medium low heat and use that fat to sear the Pork Chops. Top it up with more fat if needed to coat the bottom of the pan.

Oven Baked Everything Bagel Pork Chops

Bake in a preheated oven at 300F/150C until the desired internal temp is 10–15 degrees away from the target temp. When about 8–10 minutes of cook time remain, start heating up the Skillet over medium heat with the rendered Fat.

Reverse Seared Everything Bagel Pork Chops

Sear the Pork Chops about 3 minutes per side, or until the target temp is reached. Transfer to a cutting board or plate to rest.

Rested Everything Bagel Pork Chops with Cream Cheese

Once the Pork Chops have rested, and you’re ready to serve. Schmear that Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese on top and serve. Optionally slice into bit size strips and plate to serve.

You can just opt to oven bake the Pork Chops too. Anywhere from 375F-425F depending on if you want a bit of a crust on the Pork Chops or just a bit of browning with optimal juiciness. Cook until an internal temperature of 145F/63C. Remove and let rest. Spread that Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese on right before serving.

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Everything Bagel Pork Chops

Everything Bagel Pork Chops, seasoned with Everything Bagel Seasoning, slathered with Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese. Whether you sear the Pork Chops, reverse Sear or Bake, it's that combination of Everything Bagel Seasoning with Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese that makes this just a wonderful meal for any day of the week and pretty quick too. You can do this with Seared Chicken Breast for Everything Bagel Chicken or Steak for Everything Bagel Steak!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Resting Time5 minutes
Servings: 2 portions

Equipment

  • 1 Large Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 Pork Chops - Fat trimmed off for rendering
  • 2-4 Tbl Fat - enough to coat the bottom of the pan
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning - as desired
  • Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese - as desired

Salt & Pepper Blend

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Instructions

  • Trim the Fat from the Pork and chop into small pieces to throw into a skillet over medium low to medium heat and render the fat.
  • Meanwhile, combine the Salt & Pepper blend and season the Pork Chops.
  • Once the Fat is golden crisp, discard or Salt & Pepper them for a snack. Ensure there is enough Fat in the pan to coat the bottom, adding more if needed.
    When the fat is just starting to smoke, place the Pork Chops in and sear.
  • 1/4–1/2 inch, Sear for 2–3 minutes per side.
    3/4 inch, Sear for 4 minutes per side.
    1 inch, Sear for 5 minutes per side.
    Add about an extra minute or so for Bone in. An Internal temp of 145F/63C or higher.
  • Plate the Pork and let rest 5 minutes before schmearing Cream Cheese on top and serve. Optionally, slice into bite size strips and plate.

Notes

 
At about 1 inches, it is recommended to sear 3 minutes per side and finish in the oven or reverse sear the Pork Chops. 1/2 inch Boneless Pork Chops can be seared until cooked through. Add an extra minute or so, per side, for bone in. 

 

Reverse Seared Pork Chops

Place 1 inch Seasoned Pork Chops on a broiler pan and into a preheated oven at 300F/150C. Let cook for 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 10–15 degrees below your target internal temp.
Times will vary depending on the thickness of your Pork Chops. For best results, use a thermometer.
When 8–10 minutes of cook time remain, start heating up the skillet with the rendered fat over medium heat.
Remove the Pork Chops from the oven when done, and go directly to searing for 3 minutes per side and let rest.
 

Pork Chop Internal Temps

145 F – 150 F for Medium Rare
150 F – 155 F for Medium
155 F – 160 F for Medium Well
160 F for Well Done
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Keywords: CC Chops, Cheese & Chops, Cream Cheese Chops, Cream Cheese Pork Chops, EB Pork Chops, Everything Bagel Pork Chops, Maritime Bagel Pork Chops, Pork Chops with Cream Cheese, Schmeared Cheese Pork Chops
Author: JAH
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