Pork & Beans over Rice

My little version of pork and beans…and cooked in the slow cooker that way it’s extra simple!

This recipe serves four to six.

Shopping List
1 (3 to 4 pound pork tenderloin)
1 (2 liter) bottle of Dr. Pepper or Coke (not diet)
2 cups of ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon mustard
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Chopped green onions to garnish
Prepared rice (white, brown, any kind!) to serve over

Place your pork tenderloin in your slow cooker and then pour most (if not all) of your soda down over to cover the meat (don’t fill it too high, aim for 3/4 full).  Cover and cook on high 8 to 10 hours.
About an hour to 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat, remove lid and pull the pork out.  Drain the liquid from the slow cooker and add the pork back inside.  Take two forks and shred the pork right inside the slow cooker.  Next, stir in your ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, mustard and both cans of beans.  Cover and cook on high for the next 30 minutes to an hour.  
When you’re ready to serve, add rice to each plate and then top the rice with your shredded pork and garnish with chopped green onions.
So hearty and full of protein, yet so little work!
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  • Narci January 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Yum!! Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious!! Adding this to our dinner lineup!!

  • EricaJane January 5, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Have you ever left out the soda? If so, does it "ruin" it?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 5, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      The soda is a great tenderizer but you can use stock instead!

  • Paula January 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Looks delicious on a cold night!

  • Courtney January 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I have this going in my crock pot as we speak! We never drink soda, but someone brought some to our house over Christmas so I had 3 cokes I wanted to use but not drink. Perfect! I also have mushrooms I need to use up so I'm going to be serving our pork tonight with your mushroom risotto!

  • Kate January 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Would this work on chicken too? My family doesn't eat pork.