👉 PorkPotatoes


I made pan fried pork chops with homemade pork drippings gravy over mashed potatoes, with green beans and corn on the cob. A total cost of $4.29 for two adults.
I used:
4 pack boneless Pork Chops for $4.78. We have 2 left over, so < $2.50 for tonight’s dinner.
Canned green beans that I bought for $0.69
I have a big container of instant mashed potatoes from Sam’s that sells for $8.78 a box on hand that I probably used about $0.50 worth of, if that.
Corn on the cob I also had on hand. I have the big bag of great value brand corn on the cob from Walmart that’s $6.98 a bag, and used 2 cobs, so maybe $0.60 value on that.
The gravy was made using the drippings from the pork chops with the leftover seasoned flour I used to coat the pan fried pork chops, so I got two uses out of the flour.
Everything got butter, milk, and or seasoned to my liking, so kinda hard to price all that.

Pork Chop and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn on the Cob


  • 2 boneless pork chops
  • 1 can green beans
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 corn cobs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Flour (for coating the pork chops)
  • Optional: Bush’s Baked Beans, Onion, Hot Dogs


  1. Prepare the Pork Chops:
    • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.
    • Dredge the pork chops in seasoned flour, ensuring they are evenly coated.
    • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a little oil.
    • Pan-fry the pork chops until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and let them rest while you make the gravy.
  2. Make the Gravy:
    • In the same skillet used for cooking the pork chops, keep the drippings.
    • Sprinkle in a bit more flour if needed and cook, stirring constantly, until it turns golden brown.
    • Gradually whisk in milk until the desired consistency is reached, and the gravy is smooth.
    • Season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Prepare the Sides:
    • Cook the instant mashed potatoes according to package instructions, using milk and butter for extra flavor.
    • Steam or boil the green beans until tender, then season with butter, salt, and pepper to taste.
    • Boil or grill the corn on the cob until cooked through, then spread with butter and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve:
    • Place a pork chop on each plate and drizzle with the homemade gravy.
    • Serve alongside a generous portion of mashed potatoes, green beans, and corn on the cob.
    • Optionally, serve with Bush’s Baked Beans, sautéed onions, and sliced hot dogs for an extra tasty addition to your meal.

Enjoy your delicious and budget-friendly dinner!

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