Easy Cajun Smothered Pork ChopsEstimated Cost:  $10.00

Prep Time:  15 minutes

Cook Time:  15 minutes

Serves:  4

At just $2.50 a serving, and a preparation that couldn’t be easier, this is a great Ace in the Hole recipe.

When you need to put something out that impresses and delights, but its 8:30PM on a Tuesday, and you are beat – drop this Ace!

4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1/2-inch thick, trimmed of fat
2 tsp. Cajun spice blend
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cans (10 oz.) Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, undrained

1. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with seasoning blend. In a large, nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly tender. Push onion to one side of skillet.

2. Add pork to other side of skillet. Cook about 3 minutes, turning once, until browned. Add tomatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; cook 4 to 8 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.

Mike’s comments:

You can certainly use a store-bought Cajun spice blend. Or you can save a few bucks and make a homemade blend that tastes even better. Here is a link to a recipe that shows you how to easily do just that:

Cajun Spice Blend