Chuletas with Rice and Beans

My contribution to this week’s Frugal Fridays event is a go-to recipe for us – extremely comforting, filling, and best of all, cheap to prepare. I grew up in South Jersey, in an area which had a very large Puerto Rican population, so I learned how to cook Puerto Rican food from my friends and their parents. This is an old standby for many families there.

Chuletas with Rice and Beans

Chuletas are so simple to make. Since the pork chops are so thin, they cook quickly – be careful not to overcook them, as they will dry out. Season liberally with Goya Sazon and Adobo, and fry in oil until browned. Serve with rice and beans.

Here’s the breakdown of the cost of making this meal:
Chuletas (thin pork chops) – 2 lbs. at .99/lb on sale = $1.98)
Vigo Yellow Rice = $1.89
Can of Goya Beans with Sauce = $2.39
Seasoning and Oil= .25

Total cost= $6.51

For an extra buck or two, you could buy ripe plantains and make maduros as well. It’s entirely up to you, though – as this meal is well-rounded and easy to prepare as is.

6 thoughts on “Chuletas with Rice and Beans

  1. Stephanie

    Ooh, that looks so good. Simple and inexpensive, yet so tasty! I love Goya Sazon – it really does add incredible flavor and color to anything!

  2. Louise

    Interesting recipe. I too have seen something similar made with the addition of pineapples but my oh my I think I would go with the plantains too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. EAT!

    This looks like a great dinner. I have never made thin pork chops, but I bet they would be tasty is cooked right.

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