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Cheap Dinners to Eat When You're Broke: Pork Butt Steaks


Just a stay-at-home mother looking to make your life simpler.

Boston Butt Pork Steaks

Boston Butt Pork Steaks

Bargain Foods

As a mother of three, I know feeding a family can become quite expensive. So I like to bargain shop. I love the day when I can buy a weeks worth of meat for $25. Then it's a matter of being creative enough with what you get so that you don't have to hear the typical whine of "That again!?!" that so often can come from children. These pork butt steaks cost me less than $3 for a pound and a half of meat.

They are actually quite tasty. They can be cooked in several different ways. This is just one of my favorite ways to cook them.

What a deal! $2.74 for one and a half pounds of pork!

What a deal! $2.74 for one and a half pounds of pork!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour 35 min

1 hour 50 min

2 Adults and a Toddler in my house

Onion powder, garlic powder, ketchup, BBQ sauce, Cayenne pepper

Onion powder, garlic powder, ketchup, BBQ sauce, Cayenne pepper


  • 1 tablespoon Oil of your choice
  • 1 1/2 lbs Pork Butt Steak
  • Sprinkle Season all
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder, Fine Chopped Onion can be used
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder, Fresh Garlic can be used instead
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire, Optional

10 Steps to Yum

  1. Pre-heat your oil of choice in the pan on medium to high heat and set your oven to 300 degrees.
  2. While your pan is heating up, sprinkle your pork with Season All.
  3. Once your oil is hot, add your pork to the pan.
  4. Fry on each side for approx. 2 minutes or until light brown.
  5. While your meat is browning, combine ketchup, water, BBQ sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and Worcestershire. If you like spice, I also add cayenne for an added kick. Up to your taste buds! Mix well.
  6. By now, your pork should be ready. Pull your steaks out, and put them on a metal cooking sheet. I prefer a metal cake pan. Pour half of the sauce over your steaks.
  7. Add your steaks to your pre heated to 300 degrees oven and cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  8. Pull steaks out and turn your oven to broil.
  9. Cover the steaks with the other half of sauce and place back in the oven to broil for an additional 15 minutes.
  10. Eat your yummy pork steaks!


Brandy on February 06, 2020:

This is delicious! Not gonna lie when I first saw the recipe I thought it was going to pretty terrible. Like a huddle house "special" but I had some pork steaks and couldn't decide what to do with them. Noticed I actually had everything on hand to make the recipe and I really didn't want to make a trip to the store. Omg. Delicious! I use about a tsp of cayenne maybe more bc we love the kick. The pork was extremely tender and the flavor is great. The only thing I skip is 15 mins on broil. That would burn my chops. Mine are usually cooked at the end of the second step. So I skip the third. I've even sent this recipe to my mom and brother to try. I've used it on pretty much every cut of pork. When my store marks down pork that needs to be sold same day I'll buy it and make this. Goes great with a spinach salad, asparagus, and sautéed potatoes. So glad I gave this recipe a shot. We usually make complicated meals so it's nice to have a simple yet to delicious one on hand.

Lexi on May 03, 2016:

Best thing I've ever cooked!

Robert the Bruce on September 07, 2014:

Pork Butt Steaks are amazing! I like them coated with a slightly spicy bread crumb mixture and bake in the oven. Delicious!

Some of the most tasty cuts of meat are the least expensive. I'll take pork butt over filet mignon.

Annsalo (author) from Somewhere on August 10, 2014:

Glad he enjoyed!

Marissa on August 08, 2014:

This is restaurant quality food! I cooked this for my boyfriend and he just about died it was so good. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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