Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork and Beans

This easy-peasy slow cooker barbecue pork and beans recipe is made with pork chops, bacon and a sweet and spicy homemade barbecue sauce.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork and Beans

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork and Beans

Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 580 kcal


  • cup dried great northern beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (2 tbsp)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 tbsp)
  • 2 slices  bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 2 pork chops (8 oz total)
  • 1 cup beef bouillon
  • cup sweet and spicy barbecue sauce
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • 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.
Keyword barbecue, bbq, beans, dried beans, dried legumes, easy, great northern beans, healthy, pork, pork chop, quick prep, slow cooker, white beans

Did you know?  Great northern beans are a member of the legume family.  Legumes come in many options, are inexpensive and they’re packed with nutrition!!

Suggestion: Pair this dish with cheddar cheese jalapeno cornbread for a hearty and delicious meal!

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Fast and Easy Pineapple Pork Chops

Pineapple Pork Chops are the perfect combination of sweet and savory with an Asian flair. This dish is super fast, super easy and super healthy so enjoy!

Pineapple Pork Chops

Pineapple Pork Chops

Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 215 kcal


  • 2 pork chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½  tbsp Chinese black vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into small tidbits
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • Remove pork chops from the refrigerator and allow them to come to room temperature, about 1 hour.  Dry chops with a paper towel and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the pork chops on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove chops from the skillet, and set aside.
  • Turn the heat down to medium.
  • Mix the chicken broth, soy sauce and vinegar into the skillet, and bring to a simmer.
  • Return the pork chops to the skillet and add pineapple. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 - 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the pork chop should read 145℉.
  • Remove chops from the skillet and set aside.
  • Mix honey and cornstarch into the skillet with the chicken broth mixture. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken. 
  • Serve broth with cooked pork chops and pineapple.
  • Hack:  Balsamic vinegar can be substituted for Chinese black vinegar.
  • Hack:  Unsweetened canned pineapple can be used in this recipe.
Keyword Asian cuisine, Asian food, Chinese cuisine, Chinese food, easy meal, easy prep, fast and easy, one pan meal, one skillet meal, pineapple, pork, pork chop, quick and easy

Did you know?  You can plant the top of your pineapple to generate a new plant!  Fair warning:  It takes between 12 and 18 months to be ready to harvest.

Suggestion:  Serve with baked rice pilaf.

Pork Chop with Apple Butter and Onion

Pork Chop with Apple Butter and Onion is a quick and easy one-pan recipe that makes dinner a snap!

Pork Chop with Apple Butter and Onion

Pork Chop with Apple Butter and Onion


1 boneless pork chop, 4 oz

Poultry Seasoning



2 tsp olive oil, divided

¼ sweet onion, thinly sliced

1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp Old Fashioned Apple Butter


Preheat oven to 400℉.

Heat 1 tsp olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.  Dry pork chop with a paper towel and sprinkle with rosemary, salt and pepper.

Place pork chop in pan and sear on both sides.  Remove from the pan.

Lower heat to medium-low and add remaining olive oil and onions to the skillet.  Cook, string frequently, until soft and lightly browned.  Deglaze pan with vinegar.

Top with pork chop and apple butter and place in oven.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or to an internal temperature of 150℉.  Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


1 serving, 280 calories



Orange Glazed Pork Chops

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
Orange Glazed Pork Chops

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.




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