Slow Cooker Pork and Beans

Slow Cooker Pork and Beans is a simple and easy recipe that will remind you of the canned version you loved to eat as a kid but healthier!

Slow Cooker Pork and Beans

Slow Cooker Pork and Beans

 

 

1 cup dried white beans such as great northern or navy

3½ cups water, divided

2 cups tomatoes (1 lb)

1 medium onion

3 oz salt pork

4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp)

¾ cup tomato paste (6 oz)

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp molasses

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 bay leaf

 

Cover beans with 2 cups of water and allow to soak for 6 – 12 hours. Drain and rinse. Soaked beans can be stored in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to 5 days before cooking.

Place beans in a slow cooker and cover with 1½ cups water.

Chop tomatoes, onions, salt pork and garlic and add to the slow cooker.

Add tomato paste, salt, molasses, brown sugar and bay leaf. Stir to combine.

Cook on low for 8-12 hours or until beans are tender. This will depend on bean size and individual slow cooker temperature.

Serve on toast, rice, tortillas or naan, if desired.

 

4 servings, 375 calories per serving

Hack: Beans can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

 

 

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Stew

This chicken and bean stew is full of healthy goodness and it’s easy peasy. Toss it in the slow cooker before you leave for work and let it cook dinner for you!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Stew

Course Main Course
Servings 6
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup dried pinto beans
  • ½ cup dried navy beans
  • cup vegetable broth
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup honey

Instructions
 

  • Place beans in a bowl and cover with water. Cover the bowl and allow to soak overnight.
  • Place beans in the slow cooker and add vegetable broth. Put chopped onions and green pepper on top of the beans. Add chicken, salt, black pepper, ketchup and honey.
  • Cook on low for 9 hours.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.
Keyword chicken, crockpot, easy, easy dinner, easy prep, healthy, make ahead, navy beans, pinto beans, quick prep, slow cooker, stew

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

Want another slow cooker bean recipe?  Try this pork and bean one…it’ll remind you of the canned version you loved to eat as a kid!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Slow cooker barbecue pulled pork is easy to put together with a few simple ingredients! Serve it as a sandwich or with cornbread and baked beans!

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

Course Main Course
Servings 12
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 lb boneless pork shoulder (or butt)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh tomato, pureed in a blender (1 small, ¼ lb)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp liquid smoke

Instructions
 

  • Place pork and onion in the slow cooker. Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over the roast. Cover and cook on low 10 hours or until fork-tender.
  • Remove roast to plate and use two forks to pull the pork into small pieces. Return to the sauce and serve.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Freeze serving-sized portions in freezer bags or containers for up to 3 months.
Keyword barbecue pulled pork, crock pot meal, easy meal, make ahead, pork butt, pork roast, pork shoulder, pulled pork, slow cooker meal

Did you know?  The slow cookers we know and love today began as The Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker back in the 1940s.  Check out the whole story here!

Suggestion: Pulled pork pairs perfectly with colorful and creamy broccoli coleslaw!

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