Grillin’ with News 4: Cajun Pork Chops with Jalapeno Butter

Published: May. 31, 2023 at 6:21 PM CDT
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Summer’s here, so it is time again for “Grillin’ with News 4.″

Starting off the 2023 grilling season is a recipe for Cajun Pork Chops with Jalapeno Butter.

Prep TimeCook TimeServing Size
15 Minutes20 Minutes4


  • 4 Prarie Fresh pork chops, 1.5″ - 2″ thick
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Jalapeno Butter
    • 1 stick butter, salted
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
    • 1 large jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and deveined


  1. In a small bowl, add all ingredients for jalapeno butter and mix well. Place ingredients on a 10″ x 12″ piece of parchment or wax paper and tightly roll into a log shape. Place jalapeno butter in the fridge for 30 minutes before use.
    1. If you need it quicker, put it in a freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Set up the grill for a two-zone fire, with one side medium hot.
  3. Mix Cajun seasoning and olive oil in a small bowl to form a paste. Apply liberally to all sides of the pork chops.
  4. Oil grates and place pork chops on the hot side of the grill. Cook for 4 minutes and turn 45 degrees. Cook for 4 more minutes and flip over. Allow to cook for 6-8 minutes or until internal temperature is 145 F. Move to the cool side if the grill is too hot.
  5. Remove pork chops to a plate to rest, and lightly cover with foil.
  6. Take jalapeno butter from the fridge, unwrap and cut a 1/4″ medallion for each pork chop.
  7. Plate pork chop and top it with butter medallion and serve

Chef’s Note: Purchase a boneless loin and cut the chops from the center to make center-cut boneless chops.