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Sweet Fire Porterhouse Pork Chops

Sweet Fire Porterhouse Pork Chops

Enjoy these pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed green beans.


  • 4 Porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground chipotle chili*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup honey

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  1. 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.
  2. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove from grill and let rest for 3 minutes.

Prep time 5 min | Cook time 10 min | Serves 4

* You can substitute another smoked chile powder per heat preference.

Nutritional information: Calories: 380 calories Protein: 39 grams Fat: 14 grams Sodium: 830 milligrams Cholesterol: 125 milligrams Saturated Fat: 3 grams Carbohydrates: 24 grams Fiber: 0 grams

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Pork Board -