When you need a meal that fills you up yet still manages to appeal to both your taste buds and your wallet, skip the steak, and try a gourmet pork chop recipe. For about a third of the price of lamb and a quarter of the cost of beef tenderloin, you can create a savory meal out of tender, bone-in or boneless pork chops. Pick up a few cloves of garlic and some simple spices to put together this recipe for pork chops in creamy garlic sauce. We promise it'll appeal to both your palate and your pocketbook. If you prefer to take things up a notch, try spicing up pork chops with this Cuban-style recipe. Serve either of these frugal gourmet creations over a bed of rice or potatoes to soak up all the rich flavors these recipes have to offer.