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 chile *
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
Grated zest of 1 large orange
2 teaspoons minced garlic
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.
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
* 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
Reprinted with permission from the National Pork Board - porkbeinspired.com.