"Sweet Fire" Porterhouse Pork Chops

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 15m

4 servings

Made with chipotle chile, honey and orange zest, these grilled Porterhouse pork chops are tender and juicy with the perfect kick of sweet heat.


  • 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


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 degrees F (medium rare) and 160 degrees 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.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Pork Board. All rights reserved.

RecID 10907

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