This seems like a strange combination but the cocoa adds a lot of flavor to the veal. It makes it a rich and flavorful Passover recipe.
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoons onion powder
1-1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (1-1/2-inch-thick) veal chops
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, oregano, thyme, onion powder, cocoa powder, garlic powder, paprika, red pepper, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Rub the mixture evenly over veal.
Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the veal and cook for 3 minutes per side. Put the skillet in oven and bake the veal until cooked through, about 3 minutes.
Serve with pan juices.