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Pork Chops à la Julia with Montreal Steak Seasoning

September 6, 2017

By Kath Dedon


Pork Chops à la Julia has been my go-to pork chops recipe for years. It’s from Julia Child’s The Way to Cook. I recently tried one small change that took the pork chops to a whole new delicious level.

What did I do? I simply used McCormick Grill Mates 25% Less Sodium Montreal Steak Seasoning instead of salt and pepper. My, oh, my! What a difference! The pork chops were so flavorful and Bob and I both loved them. I prefer to use the reduced sodium version since I give the meat a generous sprinkling of the seasoning.

I highly recommend that you give this a try. Pork Chops à la Julia with Montreal Steak Seasoning is a super entrée for a quick meal.


Pork Chops served with homegrown green beans

Pork Chops à la Julia with Montreal Steak Seasoning

(Adapted from Julia Child’s recipe in The Way to Cook)


(print the recipe)


Serves 2 (easily doubles to serve 4)


pork chops, ¾ – 1 inch thick (either bone-in or boneless)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

McCormick Grill Mates 25% Less Sodium Montreal Steak Seasoning

1/3 cup Vermouth or chicken broth (I used Vermouth.)


1. If there is a lot of excess fat, trim it off. (My pork chops were already well-trimmed.)

2. Let the pork chops sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. When ready to cook, pat them dry with paper towels.

3. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a small skillet that is just large enough to hold the chops.

4. Generously sprinkle the Montreal Steak Seasoning on both sides of the pork chops. Put the chops in the hot skillet

5.  Cook for 4 minutes.  Turn the pork chops over.

6. Cook for 3 more minutes.

7. Remove the pork chops to a warm plate and cover with foil.

8. Add the vermouth or chicken broth to the pan. Turn the heat up and cook, stirring, until the sauce reduces and thickens a bit.

9. Serve the pork chops with some of the pan sauce.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Artak Kalantarian permalink
    September 6, 2017 5:35 pm

    Looks delicious. We should try this recipe.

    • September 6, 2017 5:56 pm

      It’s super easy and really good! Give it a try, Artak. Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂

  2. Ron @ Lost In A Pot permalink
    September 7, 2017 1:54 am

    We enjoy the depth of flavour that comes when using Montreal Steak Seasoning. We brought a commercial size bottle with us when we moved to Sweden and we’re now down to about one more use. After that we’ll have to mix our own.
    We’ve never tried it on pork chops, so we’ll dedicate the last of our McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning to your fine recipe…

    • September 7, 2017 7:18 am

      Oh, I hope you like your last bit on pork chops as much as we do! Let me know what you think.

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