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Slow Cooker Country-Style Pork and Beans Recipe with Sausage

Slow Cooker Country-Style Pork and Beans Recipe with Sausage

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 hours
  • Total Time: 9 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A slow cooker pork and beans recipe with a modern-day twist, featuring tender pork ribs, white wine, thyme, and kielbasa. Extra flavorful. Only 5 easy steps.


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  • 2 pounds bone-in, country-style pork ribs, cut into 2-inch long pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound dried Great Northern beans, rinsed, picked over, and salt-soaked overnight (you could also use cannellini, navy, or kidney beans)
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound kielbasa, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 cups chicken bone broth or chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves


  1. Season pork ribs with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot, and sear the pork on all sides until slightly browned, about 30 seconds on each side. Transfer the pork to the slow cooker.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans and transfer them to the  slow cooker.
  3. In the same skillet over medium heat, using residual oil, add onion, garlic, tomato paste, thyme, and fennel seeds. Cook until the onions are translucent and slightly brown, stirring often, about 6-8 minutes. Stir in wine and scrape up any browned bits.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker and stir in tomatoes with the juice, kielbasa, chicken broth, and bay leaves until evenly combined.
  5. Nestle the ribs into the slow cooker and cover. Cook on low for 9-11 hours or on high for 6-7 hours, until both beans and pork are tender.
  6. Once done cooking, let the liquid settle for a few minutes. Remove as much fat as possible from the surface with a big spoon. Remove the bay leaves, stir in parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Use gluten-free sausage for a gluten-free version.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 708
  • Sugar: 6.8g
  • Sodium: 1338.1mg
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.8g
  • Fiber: 10.5g
  • Protein: 80.6g
  • Cholesterol: 211.8mg

Keywords: Pork and Beans Recipe