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Saucy BBQ Cran-Apricot Pork Chops with Oranges

I had some pork chops I did not know what to do with. With a few searches on the net I came across a recipe for Saucy Pork Chops with Oranges. I did not have any orange juice (that stuff never lasts in this house) […]

Balsamic Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Feta

I try to be frugal when it comes to shopping for groceries. I shop around for the best deal and lately I have come home with mostly store brand items. However, the few pre-packaged items I refuse to skimp on are cheeses and Balsamic vinegar. […]

Crock Pot Pork Chops with Tomatoes and Vegetables

I have some wonderful bone-in pork chops waiting to be transformed into something spectacular and yummy.  It is the end of the month so the pantry and refrigerator are pretty bare, leaving me with not much to work with. The recipe I decided to try comes from a group I joined over on Cafe Mom, all about crock pot cooking.

It reminded me of the chicken cacciatore my mom used to make. The chops were delicately tender and juicy. The ketchup was a little much. Maybe next time omit the ketchup and perhaps substitute a small amount of paste or puree. I only used 1 large onion, half the green pepper and diced tomatoes. We skipped the rice and ate ours with steamed veggies flavored with butter and garlic.

Source: “Yummy Chops”
4 pork chops, each about 1/2 inch thick
2 medium onions, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 large green pepper, sliced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 beef bouillon cube
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

Salt and pepper pork chops if desired.
Add all ingredients except water and cornstarch to the crock pot. Cook on low for 5 1/2 hours.
Mix cornstarch and water together and stir into crock pot. Cook 30 minutes more.
Serve over rice.

Fall Pork Chop Vegetable Stew with Left Over Fiesta Rice

Last night’s menu consisted of fiesta rice and fajitas. The rice I learned to make from a girl I met in Texas. I added the cumin. I did not know what exactly I was going to make for dinner tonight but I had a hankering […]

How to Lower Your Grocery Bill – Save on Meat

A friend of mine was telling me about the bulk package of pork tenderloins she purchased at Costco and how fast they all went. When I told her that one package generally lasts two to three months for us she could not believe me. Then […]