“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops

“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops
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“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.

4
Servings
157
Calories Per Serving
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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

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
32µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
69mg
10%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
67mg
4%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
4g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pork Chop Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Pork Chop Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.