Pork, Thought Box

Pulled Pork & Baked Beans


This is something I made a few weeks back on a whim. I bought a nice sized Boston Butt Roast while grocery shopping and had it sitting in the freezer and figured it would be there for in a pinch when I decided I finally wanted to do a pulled pork. Well that time had come and to be honest, I used McCormick Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning and I am not sorry about it! It came out spectacular! I paired it with a quick baked beans recipe adapted from Southern Food located at  http://southernfood.about.com/od/drybeans/r/baked-beans-with-molasses-and-bacon.htm Let me tell you, this is PERFECT for those autumn days where you just want to cozy up inside and eat a nice hearty and simple meal that just feels like home.


Ingredients (for baked beans)

2- 14.5oz Cans Black Beans, Red Beans, Navy Beans, etc.; which ever you have will be perfect I am sure

4 Thick Slices of Bacon; diced

1 Cup Onion; chopped

4 Tbsp Molasses

1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tsp Salt

1/4 Tsp Dried Mustard

1/4 Tsp Ground Black Pepper

Ingredients for Pulled Pork

3 Lb Boston Butt Roast

1 Pkg McCormick Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning

1/2 Cup Ketchup

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/3 Cider Vinegar


Initially you can used 1 Lb of dried beans, you just have to soak them the night before making this dish, hence why I used canned. I have a pantry stocked and it was a spur of the moment kind of thing. I took the roast out the night before then decided that morning I was making pulled pork.



Place your pork in the slow cooker and combine all the ingredients for the pulled pork together and pour over your roast. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.

Anyways, dice your onions and cook your bacon then dice that as well.


Drain and rinse your beans (I know, I was not thinking about the whole plating with color in mind so please disregard the blinding yellow)


Heat 1 Tbsp butter over medium high heat and saute the onions until tender and translucent.


Just look at them… PERFECT!


Pour the onions over the beans in a large baking dish…


Combine molasses with mustard, salt, and pepper…


My favorite brand of molasses if Brer Rabbit.


Mix well.


Then combine with bacon and beans.


Toss well to coat.


Bake at 325 for 2 1/2 – 3 hours or until bubbly.


Shred the pork with two forks and combine well with the mixture in your slow cooker.



Grill up some buns slathered in butter on a skillet to toast…


Then serve piled high with pulled pork and a side of the baked beans!




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