Running, Eating & Loving My Way Through Life

Country style pork and white beans October 26, 2011

Filed under: Pork — RunningEatingLoving @ 10:49 pm

This recipe comes from Mels kitchen cafe

This was the first time I’ve ever cooked with dried beans, because I always thought it would be too difficult. It was pretty easy, it just took a few days to get around to cooking this because I kept forgetting to soak my beans!



-1 lb dried great northern beans ( I thought this was way too many after cooking, so next time I will only use 1/2)

-3 lbs country style pork ribs

-salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons canola oil

-6 garlic cloves- minced

-3 cups chicken broth

-1 can tomato paste

-1 teaspoon dried thyme

-1 bay leaf

-1 pack turkey sausage- cut into 1 inch chunks

-2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes

-1/4 cup fresh parsley



1. 8-24 hours before soak beans in cold water

2. Drain beans and put into slow cooker

3.  Dry ribs with paper towel, then salt & pepper

4. Heat oil over medium until rippling, brown ribs for 4-5 minutes on all sides, then transfer to slow cooker

5. Return skillet, add oil and garlic – stir until fragrant.

6. Add 1 cup chicken broth, paste, thyme, bay leaf & turn heat to high – bring to boil- transfer to slow cooker

7. Add remaining ingredients & cook on low for 8 hours

8. Serve over rice.