Habanero and Honey Pork Chops


Sweet-and-hot flavors have become popular from entrees to desserts. Here honey joins incendiary habanero to season quickly grilled chopped. The habanero chile is extremely hot, with a bright citrus flavor, native to the Yucatan peninsula. Use the habanero chile sauce carefully, it’s explosive! Pair these chops with sweet corn and Creamy Cabbage Slaw.


  • 4 boneless pork chops (3/4-inch thick)
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chile sauce (habanero)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In large self-sealing bag combine beer, honey, chile sauce, garlic and bay leaf. Add chops, seal bag and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Drain chops, discarding marinade. Grill chops over medium-hot fire 8-9 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
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