Pork and Pinto Bean Stew(crockpot)

cindy sandberg


This meal was born out of desperation! I hadn't been to the grocery and just had to cobble something together from what I had on hand. What I had was a small pork roast and half a bag of pinto beans! Desperation never tasted so good!


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20 Min
6 Hr


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1 1/2 lb
pork roast, cubed
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
dry pinto beans, soaked(i use the quick-soak method)*
2 qt
small onion, chopped
green chili, diced(or 4 oz. can diced green chili)
1 c
tomato sauce
1-2 tsp
chili powder(to taste)
1/2 tsp
garlic powder(or 1 clove garlic, minced)
1/4 c
fresh cilantro(or 1 t dried)
salt and pepper

How to Make Pork and Pinto Bean Stew(crockpot)


  • 1Heat oil in skillet and cook and stir cubes of pork until nicely browned on all sides.
  • 2Add pork, soaked and drained beans,water and all remaining ingredients(except fresh cilantro, if using) to crock. Cook on high 5 or six hrs. until beans are very tender. Stir in fresh cilantro
  • 3*to quick-soak beans: Place in pot with covering an inch above beans. Bring to a boil, turn off heat, cover and soak one hr. Drain.
    **When I have plenty of time for these to be in the crockpot(maybe 7 or 8hrs.), I sometimes omit the soaking.

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