Crockpot Express Pork Roast and Beans is a classic comfort food that’s also budget-friendly!
If I could go back in time and tell my 10 year old self that one day I would be making pork and beans for dinner ON PURPOSE, my 10 year old self would think my grownup self was crazy. Beans have definitely been an acquired taste for me. As a child and even teenager, I could barely tolerate baked beans and Ham and Bean Soup was basically child torture. I guess now that my grown up self has to pay the grocery bill for two adults and three always hungry boys, I’m much more accepting of meals like Crockpot Express Pork Roast and Beans. 🙂
Pork and beans is a simple, down-home kind of country meal. Honestly, it’s a big step up from ham and beans soup because there’s actual meat in it, rather than just being cooked with a ham bone! 🙂 The flavoring for this comes just from the pork roast itself, as well as some salt and pepper. If you like a little heat, consider adding some chipotle seasoning or your favorite hot sauce! You can also amp up the flavor with a spice rub before adding the pork roast to the pan.
Crockpot Express Pork Roast and Beans
- 2-3 pound pork roast shoulder/butt roast, not loin/tenderloin/chops
- 1 pound Great Northern white beans dry, not canned
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 4 cups water (or 2 cups water/2 cups broth)
- salt/pepper to taste
- Trim any excess fat off the roast. Place roast in the inner pot.
- Wash beans and make sure to pull out any pebbles. Pour rinsed beans around the roast.
- Place onions over the roast and beans.
- Pour water over the beans. (There should be enough to cover them completely.)
- Close and lock the lid, then turn the Steam Release Valve to closed. Press Beans/Chili and set the time to 1:30. It will take a little while to come to pressure (10-15 minutes)
- After cooking time is done, allow for a natural pressure release.
- Open the lid and check to be sure the meat is tender and pulls apart easily with a fork. The beans should be soft and creamy.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve up a bowl of comfort food!
My 10 year old self just didn’t know what she was missing! My own kids aren’t fans of beans, either, but I hope someday they will expand their horizons just like I did. Until then, then can just deal with it like I did. 😉 All I know is that there is something truly comforting about a bowl of pork roast and beans on a cold winter day!
Be sure to check out my other soup recipes made in the Crockpot Express!