How to serve Five Bean Pork and Beans

Five Bean Pork and Beans

How to serve Five Bean Pork and Beans

This recipe for Five Bean Pork and Beans is a super hero recipe and by that I mean it’s super easy. Why? Because, all you need is five different cans of beans, some bacon or leftover pork, a few other flavour makers and a slow cooker. Essentially, you throw everything in the crockpot and forget about it for the day.

You could serve this as a side at a big summer barbecue or take it to a neighbourhood potluck. It’s also great on it’s own as the main meal with a hearty chunk of whole grain or cornbread. Add some coleslaw or salad and your work here is done. Read on for the recipe.

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Five Bean Pork and Beans

Serving suggestion with a side of bread and a beer shown here for Five Bean Pork and Beans

An easy slow cooker recipe that makes a great main or side dish.

  • Author: Karen Anderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours in a slow cooker
  • Total Time: 11 minute
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Beans
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Canadian
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Ingredients

  • 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can lima beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Romano beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 cup tomato juice or tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup chilli sauce
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup fancy molasses
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup bacon bits or up to 4 cups of leftover pulled pork
  • grated cheddar, a few avocado slices and cilantro pieces for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and give them a good stir.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours, stirring only every few hours.
  3. Serve in bowls topped with a bit of cheddar, avocado and fresh cilantro leaves.
  4. Enjoy as a side or as the main meal with a hearty bread or cornbread and a side salad.

Notes

If you’d like to use pulled pork, try this recipe

Looking for a great side salad? Try my Never the Same Way Twice Coleslaw or this Shades of Green Salad.

Keywords: slow cooker meal

2 Comments

  1. Conor Bofin

    Karen, I am a fan of pork and beans. Way back in the day, before even my youth, a “Pork and Beaner” was a derogatory reference to a washed up boxer who would take part in contests and be paid with a plate of pork and beans. I wrote a blog post on the subject some couple of years ago. I think you made a better job of the cooking.

  2. Karen Anderson

    Hi Conor,
    What a fabulous story. I had no idea. To me, pork and beans conjures girl guide cookouts and skidoo trips to back country lakes where we’d make a fire and eat the beans right out of the can that we’d heated over the fire. I love that you shared this!
    Thank you my friend,
    Karen

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