Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
5 Hours
6 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Warm olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.

Step 2

Scrape onions and garlic into a slow cooker. Add beans, pork chop, broth, 1 cup water and thyme and cook on low heat for 4 to 5 hours, until beans are tender, adding more water during cooking if necessary.

Step 3

Discard thyme sprigs. Remove pork chop and shred meat. Return meat to soup. Season with salt and pepper, and then serve.

Ratings & Reviews


June 08, 2017
I made half this recipe for 2 of us and i and it was good buy not great - edible in my opinion. My husband liked it better than i did. i added some diced ham that i had on hand and add the shredded meat from the ham hock that i used. Needs lots of salt and  pepper. Was just fine for a week night.

October 15, 2016
You are cooking the protein not the beans and melding flavors.  With my experience canned beans can be in the slow cooker a long, long time and they are always the same.

Bobbyanne7's Review

December 23, 2013

andrews1989's Review

March 07, 2014

Recipe Error?

December 06, 2015
I don't think it is a good idea to cook canned beans for 4 to 5 hours. I think there may be a mistake on this recipe.