Recipe For Pork and Beans


I went to a picnic last year with a bunch of neighbors. One gentleman brought a huge pot of beans and said it was a secret recipe from a famous restaurant somewhere in the South. I wish I had paid enough attention to the name to be able to tell you which restaurant; maybe someone would recognize it. Anyway, long story short, those beans were amazing! Knowing that said neighbor was not about to divulge any of the recipe, I had to eat with a scientific tongue. Then I came home and started trying for something that seemed similar.

What I came up with is close. That’s all I can say. All these years later, I compare this recipe to the beans we buy at the local barbecue places here in Florida. This one is at least as good as those, so I am sticking with this. I love that it’s made in the slow cooker, so I can enjoy the aroma all day in anticipation of a wonderful meal. I usually grill hot dogs or hamburgers when I make this in the summer. In the winter, it goes nicely with pork chops and a green salad.

Have you ever tried to recreate a dish that you ate at a restaurant or a “secret recipe” that your friend made, but won’t share? Did you have good results? Some people can taste every ingredient. It’s an amazing talent.

1. Info for Pork and Beans

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2. Ingredients for Pork and Beans

  • 3 cans beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1½ cups cooked shredded pork roast (or any other pork you may happen to have)
  • 1 cup gluten free barbecue sauce (like Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke

3. Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or high for 4.

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