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Saucy Pork Chop Skillet

Saucy Pork Chop Skillet is wonderfully flavored with large pieces of onion and tomato. It is great with crusty bread.

Saucy Pork Chop Skillet is a wonderful winter week night meal. The sauce is so good make sure you have crusty bread to lap it up! The dish is simple to make and a show stopper for guests.   

I like to mince a clove of garlic into the onions when they are finished browning. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2014 Annual Recipes Cookbook. 

Cost Per Serving $3.26 as of July 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $19.56.

If you have a fully stocked pantry the cost of this meal is about $12.41.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $2.07.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: 1 pork chop, about 1 cup rice & sauce

Equipment needed: 1 fry pan & saucepan for rice 

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

There is about a $7.15 savings for a well stocked pantry. 

Pantry & Spices

Total: $7.15 as of July 2022

  • canola oil $2.99
  • dried parsley flakes $1.00
  • dried basil $1.00
  • dried oregano $1.00
  • flour $1.16


Total: $12.41 as of July 2022

  • 6 slices boneless pork tenderloin $8.44
  • 1 onion $0.40
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz $0.79
  • 1 - can beef broth 14.5 oz $0.50


If you don’t like rice this dish is great with potatoes or pasta. 

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the above prep tab.
  2. Prepare the instant rice. Measure the liquid by first adding the remaining beef broth from the can into a measuring cup and fill the remainder of the measuring cup with required water to make 3 cups of instant rice.  
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in the frying pan and brown the pork chops on both sides. This should be about 2 minutes per side then remove to a plate. Add more oil if you need two separate batches.
  4. Add onions to the frying pan with the pork drippings. Scrape up the pork drippings while cooking the onions. Once the onions are tender stir in the tomato mixture. 
  5. Bring to a boil and add the pork back to the pan for 4 – 6 minutes. Pork will be 145° F when cooked. I like to cook mine a little longer.
  6. Remove the pork to a plate. Add the flour slurry to the frying pan. Bring to a boil stirring for about 2 minutes until the gravy is thick. 
  7. I like to add the sauce over my pork and rice. Enjoy! 

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $45 – Menu 1

Side Options

Vegetables such as peas, corn, broccoli, green beans, etc.

Side Salad

Garlic Parmesan Bread


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