I made Pork and Beans.
I’d read about it, heard about it, never eaten it, sounded good but I couldn’t find a recipe that I liked (or could buy ingredients for) , so I made one up out of 3 or 4 different ones and it worked an absolute treat.
Smallish pork shoulder cut in half (one I used was 1.3kg)
I packet of dried cannellini beans , reconstituted by putting in a pot of cold water with some seasoning, bringing to the boil, then turning off and leaving to sit for about 2 hours.
Rub some hot cajun seasoning into the pork and sit aside for a while. Put the 2 pieces of pork into a slow cooker. Mix the drained beans with around a cup of BBQ sauce, couple table spoons of brown sugar, decent glug of apple cider vinegar, garlic salt and cayenne pepper and pour over the pork.
Cook on low for 8 hours. I put it on late Saturday night and turned it off Sunday morning.
Lift the pork out, discard the rind and shred the meat with two forks, tip the shredded meat back into the beans and mix through.
Spicy, sweet and smoky flavour, very filling. To quote my son, “looks like shit but tastes sensational”. Serve with crusty bread and sleep alone that night.
Is what I made anything like home made pork n beans in the US? I’ve got zero frame of reference. I’ve never even seen canned pork n beans here.