Cover beans with 2 cups of water and allow to soak for 6 – 12 hours. Drain and rinse.
Place beans in a slow cooker. Cover them with the chopped onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic and bacon pieces.
Lay the porks chops in the slow cooker in a single layer.
In a small bowl, mix the bouillon, barbecue sauce, ketchup and brown sugar. Pour this mixture over the top of the pork chops.
Cover the slow cooker and set it on low. Cook on low for 8-12 hours or until beans are tender. This will depend on bean size and individual slow cooker temperature.
Hack: If you don’t have great northern beans, use navy beans or whatever white beans you have on hand!
Hack: Frozen or dehydrated onions can be used in this recipe!
Hack: One can of any kind of white bean can be substituted for the dried beans. It is not necessary to soak the canned beans overnight. Reduce slow cooker time to 3-5 hours or until pork chops are fork tender.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.
These orange glazed pork chops are easy to make and are on the table super fast, which makes for a great weeknight meal! Try pairing them with butternut squash!
Orange Glazed Pork Chops
⅓ cup orange juice
⅓ cup soy sauce
4 tsp brown sugar
¾ tsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic
3 pork chops (5oz each)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
¾ cup orange juice
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
¾ cup brown sugar
½ tsp salt
Mix marinade ingredients in a sealable bag or flat container. Add pork chops and allow to marinate in the refrigerator overnight, turning occasionally.
Before cooking, remove pork chops from the refrigerator. Remove from marinade, pat dry and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place pork chops in a skillet and allow to cook until the internal temperature reaches 140℉, turning once (4-8 minutes, depending on thickness). Remove from the pan and cover to keep warm.
Mix orange juice, mustard, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl. Add to pan and cook over medium-high heat until thickened, about two minutes, stirring constantly.
Pour orange glaze over pork chops and serve immediately.
3 servings, 600 calories per serving
Hack: Leftover orange juice can be frozen for up to 12 months. Pour orange juice into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer until solid. Transfer to freezer bags or freezer-safe containers for storage.