Quick, 3 Ingredient Pork Loin Cutlets

My quick and easy, 3 ingredient recipe for pork loin cutlets will rescue any busy week nights answer to "What's for dinner?", or to add spice to your camping meal planning.  When my husband gets home during the week, he asks me that dreaded question..... "What's for dinner?".... Some nights I'm excited to share the plans while others I wish we could just eat out. My recipe below will help solve this dilemma and saves money (and time!) from eating out, and prevents too many 'cereal for dinner' situations. My examples have ingredients I pick up from Trader Joes.

Pork Cutlet Dinner


  • 1 Lb Thin cut, boneless pork cutlets
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning (lower sodium version if you have it), to taste 

Cooking Instructions

I typically pan fry this recipe since the pork cutlets are thin sliced, meaning this is also an easy recipe for your campfire meal as well! Take the pork cutlets and allow them to come to room temp, about 20 minutes, seasoning both sides in the mean time. I place them on a platter so I can evenly sprinkle the Montreal Steak Seasoning onto the cutlets.

 Seasoned thin cut pork cutlets from Trader Joes

Seasoned thin cut pork cutlets from Trader Joes

When ready, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Place the cutlets evenly in the pan, and allow to sear on each side for about 3 minutes. This gives them the browning color/flavor I like, plus helps seal in the juices. Reduce heat to medium, and all each side to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes each. 

 Juicy, pan fried pork cutlets

Juicy, pan fried pork cutlets

I like my pork fully cooked, no pink in the center, so you can reduce the additional cooking time on medium heat if you prefer your pork less cooked.

And.... That's it! Remove from heat and serve immediately. The sweetness from the coconut oil compliments the natural flavors of the pork, and the Montreal Steak Seasoning gives it a special flavor combination.

Enjoy, my friends! Become the dinner super-hero again for your family!

 Ava enjoying her pork and veggies.

Ava enjoying her pork and veggies.

Do you have any tips you can share from your experience? Please comment below! 

Happy Eating! 

Mindy Sullivan