👉 Green Beans with Glazed Carrots


Bacon-Infused Green Beans with Glazed Carrots, Crispy Pork Chop, and Creamy Gravy


  • 1 can green beans
  • 1 can carrots
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 boneless pork chop
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • Flour for dredging
  • Oil for frying
  • For Gravy:
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 cup milk


  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • Drain the green beans and rinse them to remove the canning liquid.
    • Heat a small pot over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of bacon fat.
    • Add the green beans to the pot and sautĂ© them for a few minutes until heated through. Keep warm.
    • Drain the carrots and rinse them to remove the canning liquid.
    • In another small pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Add the carrots to the pot along with the brown sugar or honey. Stir well to coat the carrots.
    • Let the carrots simmer for a few minutes until glazed and heated through. Keep warm.
  2. Prepare the Baked Potato:
    • Wash the potato thoroughly and prick it with a fork in several places.
    • Place the potato in the microwave and cook on high for 4-8 minutes, depending on its size, until tender. Rotate halfway through cooking if needed.
  3. Prepare the Pork Chop:
    • Trim any excess fat from the pork chop.
    • Cover the pork chop with plastic wrap and pound it out to a thin, even thickness.
    • Season both sides of the pork chop with salt and pepper.
    • In a shallow dish, beat the egg.
    • Place flour in another shallow dish.
    • Dip the pork chop in the egg, then coat it evenly with flour.
    • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Fry the pork chop until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Prepare the Gravy:
    • In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
    • Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of flour and cook for a minute, stirring constantly.
    • Slowly pour in the milk, whisking continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
    • Bring the gravy to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes until thickened. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve:
    • Arrange the bacon-infused green beans, glazed carrots, baked potato, and crispy pork chop on plates.
    • Pour the creamy gravy over the pork chop.
    • Serve hot and enjoy your fast, cheap, and delicious meal

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