Garlic Butter Center Cut Ribeye Chops

Recipe by Jennifer Chandler

Serves 2


  • 2 Center-Cut Pork Chops
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


Preheat your oven to 395 degrees.

Rinse the pork chops and pat them dry with paper towels. Generously season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, thyme and garlic. Set aside.

In a large cast-iron or oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil until a few droplets of water sizzle when carefully sprinkled in the skillet.

Sear the chops until well-browned on all sides, about 3 minutes per side.

Pour the garlic butter mixture over the pork chops.

Place the chops in the oven to finish cooking, about 8 minutes for medium.

To serve, place a spoonful of the butter mixture over each chop.

Cooking Tip: If you are unsure if the pork (or any other meat) is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer. Pork is safe to eat when it is cooked to an internal temperature of 155 to 160 degrees.