Slow-Cooker Pork & Beans


When I picked my parents up at the airport earlier this month, I made a point of stopping by the Piggery on our way home. They told me they had eaten rubbery Styrofoam-wrapped pork chops the night before, so I had to redeem pork for them. And what better way to do that than grilling pork chops from locally-raised, heritage-breed pigs?

While we were there, I noticed that smoked bones were a mere $2. Two dollars? Naturally, I had to buy one to make some smoked pork and beans.


Slow-Cooker Pork & Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: Serves 6-8

Slow-Cooker Pork & Beans

This is a great dish to come home to on a rainy day. To make it a more complete meal, serve the beans over cooked brown rice. If you'd like, add some sliced carrots and onions at the same time as the beans.


  • 1 2/3 pounds pork bones, preferably smoked
  • 1 lb Great Northern beans
  • 7 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Remove the bone and scrape off any remaining bits of meat. Serve.


  1. says

    Gosh… this looks delicious, Julie ๐Ÿ™‚ My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures! We have entered into “decidedly Fall” weather here in Ohio (read: chilly & damp), and coming home to this meal after a long day sounds so comforting…