Here’s a vintage Chef John video that shows you how to make not-quite-entirely-blackened chili-rubbed pork chops. It’s a very simple recipe. The keys are the spice rub—which stars ancho chili powder, paprika, all spice, black pepper, and a little cayenne—and Chef John’s simple searing technique. The chops get a nice thick coating of spice rub. Then it’s all about the “blackening,” which doesn’t mean burning beyond recognition or smoking out the neighborhood. A simple trick will help ensure you get the right sear without burning away the flavor. You’ll also see a trick for coaxing a tasty little sauce from the chops' natural juices. Your chops will be moist and flavorful. Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for Sorta Blackened Chili Rubbed Pork Chops. Enjoy with a simple vegetable on the side.