Slow-Cooker French Pork and Bean Casserole

Take pork and beans to a whole new level with country-style ribs, great northern beans and kielbasa!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 55 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, chopped
1
lb boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1
cup shredded carrots
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
cans (15 to 16 oz each) great northern beans, drained
1/2
lb cooked kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon, pork pieces and onion over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pork begins to brown.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place pork mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients except beans and kielbasa. Layer beans over top.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours.
  • 4 Stir in kielbasa. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 30 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

The flavor of this French-inspired casserole is improved by quickly browning the pork with the bacon and onion.

Kielbasa is a Polish pork sausage.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
920mg
920%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
12g
12%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
41g
41%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
45%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.