Years ago I cooked for an elderly gentleman that consistently asked for pork chops with tomato gravy. I had no idea what heck Tomato gravy was I just made gravy and added tomato paste. He was too sweet too tell me I didn't have it right. Thank God for my Tee Irma out of Fayetteville, N.C. here is a passed down version that's sure to please.
In a heavy skillet brown chicken or chops in bacon drippings. Add the lemon, onion, and bell pepper slices and continue to sauté. In a small bowl, mix the tomatoes, water, vinegar, spices, sugar, salt and pepper until they become a thick sauce and pour over your meat. Cover your skillet and simmer over medium heat for 45 minutes or until meat is tender a nd tomato mixture has formed a thick gravylike sauce. Serve with your choice of sides.