"Sweet Fire" Porterhouse Pork Chops

"Sweet Fire" Porterhouse Pork Chops
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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.
"Sweet Fire" Porterhouse Pork Chops
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoon ground chipotle
  • 1½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops, about ¾-inch thick
  • 1/3 cup honey
  1. 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.
  2. 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.