Pear and Apple Pork Chops with Stuffing ($10 Meal)

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When Sweetbay Supermarket came to me to develop recipes for them for a new program they were launching I was so excited.

They wanted to launch a challenge to all of their shoppers. What is the challenge you may ask?

Feed a family of 4 for $10 or less.

I was up for it, ohhhh, yes I was.
You see I am not much of a bargain shopper, coupon cutter or price watcher. Ha, I don’t even meal plan. Shocking I know, coming form a food blogger, you would think I was super organized in the grocery shopping department. But sadly, I am not. Well, that is until now.

Having to develop recipes, and price specific recipes at that, forced me to get organized and count every penny. Normally I would go to the grocery store about 4 times a week because I would always change my mind on what I was cooking or I had forgotten something.
Having a recipe prepared ahead of time not only saved me HUGE amounts of money at the grocery store, it also saved me time.

So why did Sweetbay Supermarket want to come up with this challenge, $10 Meals?
They believe you can feed a family of four a delicious, nutritious and quick meal for $10 or less.
I am here to tell you that you can!
Over the next 13 weeks, I will be sharing the $10 meals I created for Sweetbay Supermarket.
The trick to getting a delicious meal for under $10 is to purchase things that are on sale, to use store brand whenever possible, to take some shortcuts(using prepared items, such as the stuffing) and to make it simple!
You will notice that all of the recipes are very easy to cook and have minimal ingredients. Let’s face it, we are all busy and most of the time we don’t have 2 hours to devote to preparing dinner.

Oh and lookie here… I am now known as the “$10 Meal Expert”! Isn’t The way they did the $10 meal website super cute?
Sweetbay Supermarkets are located throughout West Central Florida. Click here if you would like to find one in your area.

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Pear and Apple Pork Chops with Stuffing ($10 Meal)
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Serves: 4
 
Delicious Pork chops with apples and pears served with stuffing.
Ingredients
  • 1lb. Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 red apple, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 pear, chopped into small pieces
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 6 oz. Box Hannaford Pork Stuffing Mix, cooked to package directions
Instructions
  1. Season the pork chops with the pepper, salt, garlic powder and onion powder.
  2. Add the oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the pork chops and cook for 3 minutes per side or until no longer pink in the
  4. middle and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the butter, apple, pear, cranberries and cinnamon. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the fruit is softened.
  6. Add the pork chops and any juices that have accumulated on the plate back into the pan. Toss with the fruit and serve.
  7. Serve with the stuffing
Notes
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Yum, this looks great. Always looking for a new spin on pork chops! I’m sure the pear and apple combo is divine.

  2. 2

    I really need to get on the meal planning ticket thingy, I totally fly by the seat of my pants in the store and with a 2 year old tagging along it can be disastrous. I’ll be watching this closely :)

  3. 3

    Awesome dish..I would surely love to give it a try..Thank you so much for posting it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

  4. 4

    pork, pear and apple really go well together. love the photo!

  5. 5

    That sounds really yummy! Food shopping is EXPENSIVE, this is such a perfect recipe :)

  6. 6

    Sooo…did you find enough value (time and money) in meal planning that you will do it again? For me, it is all about saving sanity, lol! Your meal looks scrumptious :) I love fruit and pork together!!

  7. 7

    It is a great recipe, Leslie. They picked a great person to develop recipes for them. This really does sound wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mart

  8. 8

    Nicely done my friend. I grocery shop all throughout the week because my cravings change…but this is such a great way to save money and cook on a budget. The meal looks wonderful!!!!

  9. 9

    I wish you would cook dinner at my house! sigh ;)

  10. 10

    mmm, what a fun way to make pork chops, i love it, especially the price!

  11. 11

    I love apples and pork chops, so I bet the pears are a really nice touch!

  12. 12

    Now that I am not working I am really keeping an eye on my grocery bill. This is great and look forward to your new recipes.

  13. 13

    It looks fantastic!

  14. 14

    Beautiful picture! I love your blog!

  15. 15

    what a cool gig!!!
    I think pork pairs really well with fruit: great job, Leslie!

  16. 16

    $10 for a family of 4?! Amazing and it looks delicious too!

  17. 17

    Leslie, these pork chops sound wonderful! Love the pears and apples on top! YUM!

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