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Saucy Pork Chop Skillet

This tomato and onion sauce is perfect for any time of the year.

This sauce is so good you will want to make crusty bread to lap it up! I like to make our Garlic Parmesan Bread to serve on the side. This pork dish cooks up really fast.  

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook but it is also available online. I like to mince a clove of garlic into the onions when they are finished browning. 

Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $19.56 as of July 2022.

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

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

Equipment

Let's grocery shop!

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

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

Grocery

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

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. I like to add the sauce over my pork and rice. Enjoy! 

This recipe can also be found in Extreme Menu 1 – Family of 2

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