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.
Serving suggestions: These grilled pork chops are great with mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed green beans as side dishes.
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 courtesy of Pork be Inspired . Used with permission.