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“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops

“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops
National Pork Board

“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops

Chipotle lends smoky heat and honey brings in the sweetness to these simply grilled pork chops. Serve with easy mashed potatoes. Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board.

Notes

You can substitute another smoked chile powder per heat preference.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ Teaspoon ground chipotle
  • 1½ Teaspoon coarse salt
  • Grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 2 Teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops, about ¾-inch thick
  • 1/3 Cup honey

Directions

In a small bowl, stir the 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.

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Place the chops on the grill and close the lid. Grill over direct heat, turning once, 4 to 5 minutes per side, until the internal temperature of the pork on a meat thermometer measures between 145 degrees F (medium rare) and 160 degrees F (medium). During the last 2 minutes, brush the chops on both sides with the honey. Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving510
Total Fat25g38%
Sugar28gN/A
Saturated7g35%
Cholesterol137mg46%
Protein42g84%
Carbs30g10%
Vitamin A24µg3%
Vitamin B121µg18%
Vitamin B61mg73%
Vitamin C25mg42%
Vitamin D1µg0.2%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K5µg6%
Calcium64mg6%
Fiber2g6%
Folate (food)15µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)15µg4%
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium57mg14%
Monounsaturated12gN/A
Niacin (B3)13mg67%
Phosphorus429mg61%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium806mg23%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg24.5%
Sodium657mg27%
Sugars, added23gN/A
Thiamin (B1)1mg67%
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc4mg25%