“Sweet Fire” Porterhouse Pork Chops
- TOTAL PREP TIME15 minutes
- DEGREE OF DIFFICULTYEasy
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- 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.
My family and I live in the southwest part of the state. About 30 years ago I started raising hogs. It's been great to watch the continual improvement that our farms have made over the years. My wife, Nancy, and I have enjoyed raising our four children; Mandy, Mason, Miranda and Masheala, in a rural area.
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