I have never been a pork chop fan...until now :) Super easy, super cheap, and super delicious! The cayenne pepper and brown sugar are the perfect spicy/sweet complement to each other. I found this recipe on http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com.
4 thick-cut pork chops (boneless or bone-in - doesn't matter)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. EVOO
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the brown sugar and spices.
Trim excess fat from the pork chops. Rub pork with the brown sugar/spice mixture (all over on both sides). Use all of the spice mix.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the pork chops and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until they are nicely browned.
If you are using an oven-safe skillet, place the skillet in the oven for an additional 5 minutes to make sure they are cooked through. If your skillet is not oven safe, transfer the chops to a baking sheet lined with foil then place in the oven.
Remove the chops from the oven and drag each side around in the thick glaze that has formed around the chops in the pan prior to serving.