Southern Tomato Gravy for Chicken or Chops,Iris's

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By iris mccall
from chicago, IL

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.

serves 4-6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top


  • 3 Tbsp
    bacon drippings
  • 1
  • 2 md
    onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 sm
    green bell peppers, sliced into rings
  • 1 sm
    red bell pepper, sliced into rings
  • 4 lg
    red tomatos, seeded, peeled, and coarse chopped
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    distilled white vinegar
  • pinch
    clove, ground
  • pinch
  • pinch
    allspice, ground
  • can
    celery seed
  • pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

How To Make

  • 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.