Firing up the grill for a barbecue night? We’re bringing you the best pork and beans recipe to pair with your barbecue. With Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, brown sugar, and liquid smoke, this slow cooker pork-n-beans has the perfect balance of smokey sweet flavors with a little bit of spice. Its velvety sauce makes it perfect for soaking up with some crusty bread or over garlic mashed potatoes. This easy recipe is literally a dump-and-go. Leave your beans in the crockpot and let it do the work for you.
Tips on Making Pork and Beans
Store-bought canned pork and beans have just tiny bits of pork in them. But when you make it at home, you can load it up with as much meat as you want. Meanwhile, we’re sharing with you some of the best tips for making this cajun pork and beans recipe:
- Load up this dish with protein by adding thinly sliced salt pork, pork shoulder roast, beef, and even leftovers. You can totally make it vegan by using your preferred meat substitute or mushrooms.
- Aside from using hot sauce, you can also use jalapenos, sriracha, or chili powder to make it spicy.
- Depending on the cut of pork that you used, the rendered fat will float and collect on top. To remove, you can easily spoon it out. You can also cool the dish first, including the fat, and remove it right before reheating.
- Aside from cooking this dish in the crockpot, you can also prepare it in the oven. Cook the baked pork and beans at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 60 minutes.
How To Make Cajun Brew Pork N' Beans
This easy crockpot pork and beans recipe racks up a bit of spice with some Cajun seasoning and is made extra meaty with bacon.
Heat up a saute pan on medium. Cook the bacon to render some fat, about 5 minutes. Add the onion.
Transfer the bacon and onions to the crockpot. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook it on Low for 6 to 7 hours.
Serve and enjoy!
- Sugar: 8g
- Calcium: 91mg
- Calories: 277kcal
- Carbohydrates: 37g
- Cholesterol: 26mg
- Fat: 11g
- Fiber: 9g
- Iron: 3mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
- Potassium: 684mg
- Protein: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Sodium: 1026mg
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Vitamin A: 775IU
- Vitamin C: 7mg
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of beans are pork and beans made from?
Canned pork and beans usually contain navy beans or Cannellini beans. Canned pinto beans, black and Great Northern beans are good to use too if you will be making it from scratch. Dried beans are even more affordable. You just need to cook them ahead to give them a head start.
Are baked beans and pork and beans the same?
No, they are not the same. Both dishes start as beans cooked in tomato sauce and are sold in the market in cans. Baked beans are sweetened with either molasses or sugar making them thicker and darker in color compared to pork and beans. On the other hand, pork and beans is less sweet and more savory. Taste the difference by making baked beans for another day.
ConclusionNow you can actually enjoy your smoky pork and beans savory, flavorful, and meaty. Whether it’s as a side dish for a barbecue or a main dish when feeding a crowd, this hearty comfort food will surely be a satisfying treat.
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