“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops
Food and Drink

courtesy of the National Pork Board, PorkBeInspired.com

“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 4


4 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile powder

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt

Zest of 1 large orange

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

1/3 cup honey

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.

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.