Discover new affordable recipes for cooking pork chops including stuffed, pan-fried, baked and more.
Stock up next time pork chops are on sale knowing you have over a dozen different recipes for delicious dinners. Play with
different sauces, toppings and flavors using these inexpensive and easy dinner ideas.
Cost per serving: $2.18
These Asian-flavored chops go especially well with rice (either white or brown) and steamed snow peas. Alternatively, heat up a bag of frozen Asian-style mixed vegetables. If you don’t have rice vinegar on hand, swap in cider vinegar and a pinch of sugar.
See recipe: Soy-Marinated Pork Chops
Cost per serving: $2.79
Dress up steamed vegetables (broccoli or cauliflower florets, for example) by tossing them with extra-virgin olive oil and a teaspoon of crushed red pepper.
See recipe: Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce
Cost per serving: $3.20
If you'd prefer not to grill, broil the chops. Place them on a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet and broil them 8 inches from the heat source until an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F, 16 to 18 minutes, turning once. Shift the chops around on the baking sheet if necessary for even cooking.
See recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Herbed Butter
Cost per serving: $1.13
You can freeze the marinating meat in the plastic bag for up to 2 weeks. Thaw it before grilling, and then proceed with step 3 of the recipe.
See recipe: Easy-Prep Pork Chops
Cost per serving: $2.60
If you don't have a shallot in your pantry, dice half a small onion and use it instead.
See recipe: Pork Chops with Apples
Cost per serving: $1.94
The thinner the chop, the easier it will be to overcook. Choose chops that are at least 1 inch thick so you get a nice, juicy result.
See recipe: Extra-Juicy Pork Chops
Cost per serving: $3.31
This soup-mix-and-panko breading would also be tasty on fish, such as tilapia, cod or snapper. (The baking time will depend on the thickness of the fish.) Dollop tartar sauce on the side.
See recipe: Oven Fried Pork Chops
Cost per serving: $2.25
We like serving mashed sweet potatoes with this dish because the sweetness complements he saltiness of the pork and the cheese. If you rather use another cheese than Gruyere, try cheddar, fontina or Swiss.
See recipe: Stuffed Smoked Pork Chops
Cost per serving: $2.78
If you can’t find apple cider, substitute apple juice. Just be sure to look for a variety that is 100% juice.
See recipe: Pork Chops with Cider Sauce
Cost per serving: $2.79
If you prefer to not cook with wine, substitute unsweetened apple juice or white grape juice instead. You might need a splash of lemon juice or vinegar to cut the sweetness. Give the glaze a taste before brushing it on the chops, so you can adjust the flavor if necessary.
See recipe: Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops
Cost per serving: $3.52
For the best flavor and texture, it's important not to overcook pork. To test for doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the meat; pork is done when it reaches 140°F. (The temperature will rise a bit before the pork is served.)
See recipe: Sauteed Pork Chops with Curry Sauce
Cost per serving: $3.33
A sweet and salty mixture of soy sauce and honey give chops a tangy flavor. The cumin lends a smoky taste that balances well with the sweetness of honey.
See recipe: Honey-Soy Pork Chops
Cost per serving: $2.43
You can use another type of apple, if you prefer, but make sure it is a baking apple so it doesn’t turn to mush. Granny Smith and Rome apples work well.
See recipe: Braised Pork Chops with Apples and Onions