Pork Chops, Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 18, 2009

Tonight’s meal was supposed to be pulled pork sandwiches. But, since I did not make the pork roast the other night, I don’t have any leftover pork to make pulled pork sandwiches. So I went scrounging around in my freezer and came up with this meal. Colorful and well balanced!

3 pork chops ($2.12)
2 oranges ($.30)
2 T canola or olive oil ($.10)
Dashes of cinnamon ($.03)
2 large sweet potatoes ($1.39)
1 package organic frozen green beans ($1.09)

1. In non stick skillet, add oil and juice from 2 oranges and couple dashes of cinnamon. Place pork chops in skillet and let marinate 10-15 minutes. Turn on high heat. Cook on each side 4-6 minutes (depending on thickness of the chop!). Orange juice will turn into a glaze. Coat pork chop with glaze.
2. Slit sweet potatoes. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes in foil covered glass baking dish with 1/4 inch of water. Serve with cinnamon and butter if you like. Cooking sweet potatoes in this way makes them taste sweeter than if you were to cook them in the microwave.
3. Steam green beans as directed on package.
4. Serve pork chop with sweet potatoes and green beans.

Cost $5.03

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle January 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm

looks yummy!


Shari January 19, 2009 at 5:02 am

I always over cook pork so I stopped buying it but I might have to try this one


Momma Mango January 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I will have to make this – my hubby just brought home about about 25 pounds of pork from Cub Foods, at $1 per pound! He bought 2enormous multi packs with chops, a roast, and who-knows-what-else in it. He even re-packaged it all for separated meals for the freezer for me! What a guy! :)

Also, sweet potatoes and green beans are my kids’ favorite veggies.

We may be having this a lot. ;)

Love your blog!


knit1kids4 January 26, 2009 at 11:52 am

Yummy! That looks and sounds so good!



Valerie Taylor-Carter October 28, 2011 at 10:48 am

I recently saw you on the view, and I want to put your ideas to the test. How often do you use a crock pot?


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