“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops

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“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork ChopsRecipe

These grilled Porterhouse pork chops are tender and juicy with the perfect kick of sweet heat.

4 servings


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4 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile*
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
Grated zest of 1 large orange
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/3 cup honey


Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
  1. In a small bowl, stir oil, ground chipotle, salt, orange zest and garlic together into a paste. Using a rubber spatula, spread chipotle mixture over both sides of pork. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. Place chops on grill and close lid. Grill over direct heat, turning once, about 4-5 minutes per side, until the internal temperature of the pork on a meat thermometer measures between 145° F. (medium rare) and 160° F. (medium). During the last 2 minutes, brush chops on both sides with honey. Remove from grill and let rest for 3 minutes.

* You can substitute another smoked chile powder per heat preference.


Serving Suggestion:
Enjoy these pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed green beans. 

Created date

March 2015