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Instant Pot Pork And Beans

Saucy Pork And Beans in a crock with a serving spoon.

The best tasting pork and beans recipe made easily on the stove, in the slow cooker, or Instant Pot.

Ingredients

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4 slices (6 ounces) thick cut bacon slices, chopped or snipped into small pieces

1 cup onion, chopped

1 cup bell pepper, chopped

1 pound dried pinto beans

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1 tablespoon creole or regular mustard

2 teaspoons liquid smoke

2 tablespoons cane syrup

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1/2 teaspon white pepper

3 cups water

Instructions

Instant Pot

Rinse the beans and drain well.

Turn the Instant Pot on to the saute’ setting and cook the bacon until browned.

Add onion and bell pepper to the bacon and cook for 3 minutes.

Turn off the pressure cooker.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot, stir, and cover with the lid to lock and seal.

Press the manual setting and cook for 60 minutes on high pressure.

Allow the pressure to naturally release after the chime sounds.

Slow Cooker

Rinse and soak the beans for 8 hours in enough water to cover 2 inches above the beans.

Brown the bacon in a pot on the stove.

Add onions and bell pepper to the bacon and cook until the onion starts to turn clear.

Add the onions, bell peppers, and bacon with the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot, stir, and cover.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beans are tender, checking to see if more water is needed during cooking.

Stovetop

Rinse and soak the beans for 8 hours in enough water to cover 2 inches above the beans.

Cook the bacon in a large dutch oven until browned.

Add onions and bell pepper to the bacon and cook until the onion starts to turn clear.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot, stir, and cover.

Set flame to low for a gentle simmer and cook the beans for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until they are tender, checking to adjust heat and see if they need more water during cooking.

 

Notes

Freeze a batch in smaller serving portions or the leftover beans for later.

To reduce the carbs and sugars, use sugar-free ketchup and barbecue sauce. Also, use coconut palm sugar in place of the brown sugar because of its low glycemic index and similar taste. For more carb relief, reduce the amount of syrup to 1 tablespoon to keep that cane syrup taste. Sugar-free sweeteners in place of brown sugar and syrup will lower the carb count even more.

Keywords: pork and beans, instant pot pork and beans, slow cooker pork and beans, dried pinto beans

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