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slow cooker pork and beans in a bowl with a spoon

Slow Cooker Pork and Beans

Why would you want to open a can of pork and beans with questionable ingredients when you can make your own from scratch in your slow cooker? Not only are they delicious, but they are also easy to make.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 341kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 2 14.5 oz cans pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups bbq sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small yellow sweet onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder


  • Add all ingredients except pork to slow cooker and stir to combine
  • Cut pork into 4 smaller pieces and then nestle into mixture in slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
  • Remove and shred pork then add back to slow cooker and stir to combine


  • Use fresh pork shoulder 
  • Make it gluten-free -- sub gluten-free Worcestershire
  • Change up the flavors by trying out different BBQ sauces 


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 853mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg