Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, this recipe for pulled pork and beans always hits the spot! Using leftover pulled pork, canned baked beans and veggies, it’s super easy to make and an incredibly hearty and delicious meal.
I have such fond memories of going camping as a kid, then later in life when hubby and I first got married. One of the big things that sticks out to me is the food (surprise, surprise, right?!). Well, not just the food, but the memories that go along with it … cooking outside, sitting around a campfire, that kind of thing. Something we’d often enjoy was baked beans.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve been camping, but this pulled pork baked beans recipe is definitely reminding me of those fun camping days.
One great thing about this recipe is that it uses leftover pulled pork and canned baked beans, which really helps make the whole thing come together really fast. You end up with a dish that seems like it took forever to make, but, in reality, it’s a cinch to put together (about 20 minutes).
Not only does the canned beans speed up the cook time, they’re already flavoured, so you don’t have to do too much to them.
I used maple style baked beans, so there’s a lovely sweet and savoury situation going on here in this recipe. Don’t you just love those contrasting flavours?
If you’re looking for other leftover pulled pork recipes, try these pulled pork rice bowls!
How To Make Pulled Pork and Beans
Here is an overview of how to make pulled pork and beans (full details are in the recipe card below):
- Cook the bell pepper, onion, jalapeno pepper and garlic until the veggies have softened.
- Deglaze with chicken broth to get all those delicious bits of flavour that have accumulated in the pan.
- Add the cooked pulled pork, baked beans, barbecue sauce and green chilies to the veggie mixture.
- Simmer until everything is heated through, then stir in apple cider vinegar and maple syrup. Easy-peasy!
Tips for Making This Recipe
- As mentioned, I used a can of maple style baked beans. They’re not overly sweet but definitely add some sweetness. I also like to add a touch of maple syrup. That sweet and savoury combination is one of my favourites! Depending on how sweet your canned beans are (or how sweet you like things), you can omit the maple syrup if you like.
- Speaking of beans, if you’d rather stick to another variety of baked beans, like a tomato sauce version, go for it! Your end result will be a tad more savoury than this one.
- If you want to make the pulled pork and beans go further to feed more people, you can always add another can of baked beans.
- Mix up the sweetness! Instead of maple syrup, try some fancy molasses. Baked beans with molasses is so yummy!
- If you enjoy spice, feel free to add a dash or two of your favourite hot sauce, more jalapeno pepper or a pinch of ground cayenne pepper.
What To Serve With It
I guess it kinda goes without saying, but pulled pork and beans is substantial all on its own. However, I highly recommend serving these pork and beans with buttered bread drizzled with fancy molasses. It’s so good dunked into the beans.
This recipe also pairs deliciously with a double baked sweet potato or a fried or poached egg. The egg may be giving you breakfast vibes, but it honestly works well for any meal of the day.
And one of my favourite things to serve with it for a super hearty meal is grilled steak. Steak and beans? Talk about satisfying (and filling)!
More Yummy Comfort Food Recipes
- Fried Boneless Pork Chops With Creamy Mustard Sauce
- Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies
- Cheesy Baked Gnocchi Casserole
If you make this recipe for pulled pork and beans, be sure to leave a comment below!
Pulled Pork and Beans
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
- 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, halved and sliced thin (or use 3 to 4 dashes of your favourite hot sauce)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup chicken broth
- ½ pound cooked pulled pork, about 2 cups
- 1 (14-ounce) can maple style baked beans, one (398-millilitre) can of baked beans
- 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chilies, one (127-millilitre) can of chopped green chilies
- ⅓ cup barbecue sauce
- 1.5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional (depending on how sweet your canned beans are and how sweet you like things)
- Heat vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies have softened, about 5 minutes. Deglaze with chicken broth.
- Add the cooked pulled pork, baked beans, chopped green chilies and barbecue sauce to the veggie mixture and stir in. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is heated through, about 5 minutes or so.
- Stir in apple cider vinegar and maple syrup (if using). Serve and enjoy!
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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