How to Cook Pork Steak in a Pan

Updated February 21, 2017

Pork steaks, or pork chops, are a cut taken from along the spine of a pig that typically contain one rib bone.Variations of pork steaks include loin steaks, containing a T-shaped bone, and sirloin chops containing no bones at all. Pork steak is versatile; you can cook it almost any way you would like. To cook pork steak in a pan, you need a good dry-rub mix to season the meat, and approximately 20 minutes.

Combine the cumin, pepper, coriander, sugar and sea salt in a small bowl. Stir with your fingers and rub into both sides of four pork steaks. Set the pork steaks to the side.

Pre-heat a frying pan over medium-high. Add 1 tsp olive oil to the skillet while it heats.

Place the pork steaks into the frying pan with approximately 1/4 inch between each. If there is not enough room, cook them in batches of two. Flip the pork steaks after two minutes. Allow them to cook for an additional two minutes and flip again.

Turn the heat to low and cover the frying pan. Open the pan and flip the pork steaks after three minutes. Place the cover back on the frying pan and leave for an additional three minutes.

Remove the pan from heat and leave covered for five minutes. Open the pan and test the pork steaks' internal temperature with a meat thermometer, it should read at least 68.3 degrees Celsius. If the temperature is less, place the skillet back over low heat and flip every two minutes until done. Serve while hot.


Allow pork steaks to come to room temperature before refrigerating leftovers.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • Small bowl
  • Four 3/4-inch thick pork chops
  • Large frying pan
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Meat thermometer
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