• Cooking Time: 45-50
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10


I love to create dishes for friends and family, last friday we had 8 of us and I made this one up total cost under 10 dollars. It is basically dirty rice made with pork chops. I have an aa in culinary arts and have been working in food service since the age of 14, now i am 38 and have been a chef for the last 15 years. I will be posting dishes as they come and picture of the finnished product as I create them. These days we need to use cheaper cuts and immagination to create something special. I will cost out all my recipes. All my recipes will use readily available ingredients, no strange things you would have to go to a gourmet store to acquire.

this is a complete meal costing in at less 10 dollars.


  • 8 6-8 oz first cut/pork steaks
  • (cheap .99 per pound) pork chops $4.00
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • (.10 (alternate green onions))
  • 3 T vegetable oil (.10)
  • 3 T cajun seasoning
  • (available very cheaply at my walmart).10 (alternate chili powder, salt and gumbo file)
  • 1 T chicken base
  • (minors is great but I use granulated).10)
  • 3 cups water
  • (.00(alternate for chicken granuales and water 3 cups canned chicken stock, waste of money tho)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained (.89)
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • (.89 (alternate kidney beans)
  • 16 oz frozen okra ($1.00)
  • 16 oz frozen corn (.89)
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice (.25)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • total cost= $7.25


  • season all pork chops with cajun seasoning, brown in oil in a heavy bottom fry pan and place in 4 qt pot
  • saute onions in fry pan until lightly browned and add to pot.
  • deglaze the pan (add water and scrape pan to get the bits out of it) and add to pot.
  • add chicken base and stir being sure pork is covered.
  • bring to boil
  • turn down to simmer for 15 minutes
  • remove pork and set asside, add all vegetables and rice stir lightly and bring to boil.
  • reduce to simmer and place pork on top of rice simmer covered for 18-20 minutes adjust with salt and pepper to taste.
  • serve and enjoy.
  • serving: one pork chop and 1 cup of rice pilaf.
  • there will be leftover rice for seconds (they will ask)this whole dish would sell for 7.95 with a food cost of .90 per plate.
  • Total cooking and prep time under 1 hour. Actual work time (time dicing and preparing)10 minutes.

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