Southern Tomato Gravy for Chicken or Chops,Iris's

iris mccall

By
@irislynn

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.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
bacon drippings
1
lemon,sliced
2 medium
onions, thinly sliced
1 small
green bell peppers, sliced into rings
1 small
red bell pepper, sliced into rings
4 large
red tomatos, seeded, peeled, and coarse chopped
1 c
water
2 Tbsp
distilled white vinegar
pinch
clove, ground
pinch
cinnamon
pinch
allspice, ground
can(s)
celery seed
pinch
cayenne pepper
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gravies, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy