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Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder with White Beans

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 7 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

Classic pork and beans gets an Italian twist in this delicious, family-friendly slow cooker dinner. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

For Slow Cooking

3
lb boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed of visible fat
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon black pepper
3
cans (19 oz each) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
6
cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage

For Serving

1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1/4
cup honey
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Rub pork with oil, then salt and pepper. Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; brown pork in skillet 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix beans, garlic and sage. Pour into slow cooker around pork. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 4
    Turn off slow cooker. Carefully transfer pork to large cutting board. When cool enough to handle, shred pork with 2 forks; discard fat and cartilage.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, drain bean mixture in colander set over large bowl; reserve cooking liquid. Return beans to slow cooker. Mash beans with wooden spoon or potato masher, adding 3 to 6 tablespoons reserved liquid to desired consistency. Stir in cheese and 2 tablespoons of the parsley.
  • 6
    In large bowl, beat honey and vinegar with whisk. Stir in shredded pork. Serve bean mixture with shredded pork; top with remaining 2 tablespoons parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Top the mashed beans with the shredded pork, and serve in the slow cooker -- kept on the warm setting -- for a winning potluck contribution.
  • Planning to reheat the next day? Save reserved cooking liquid in a separate container in case you need to add a little more liquid to the beans to moisten.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
1170mg
49%
Potassium
1260mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
9g
36%
Sugars
10g
Protein
51g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 6 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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