All pork chops come from the loin—either the sirloin, ribs or middle of the loin.

Did you know?

  • Butterflied pork chops are boneless and open like a butterfly’s wings.
  • Chops come from different parts of the loin, so a sirloin chop is usually meatier, while a rib chop has a bone. Rib chops are the tastiest loin chops because they have more marbling and contain a portion of the tenderloin.
  • Loin chops are very tender, and the bone keeps them from drying out while cooking. It’s best to buy chops that are at least 2 cm (¾ in.) thick.



  • Pork chops are easy to find in grocery stores. You can also buy a boneless loin and slice up some delicious chops yourself.



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