Pork Chops are a staple to any hearty meal. They look fancy like a beef steak but are cheap like, well, pork. Chops come from the loin—the long, thick muscle that runs along the spine of the hog. The loin is a particularly tender muscle since it is hardly ever ‘worked’ and is not loadbearing. Chops can be pan fried, grilled, or roasted in the oven. They are very versatile and work with nearly any combination of spices.