• 10 Ratings

This is a great meal for a crowd. It yields succulent, falling-off-the-bone meat and creamy beans, and doesn't take a lot of work. The onion-and-jalapeno condiment requires just a quick pickling as the pork and beans cook.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
6 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
Makes 20
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Ingredients

<b>For the pork and beans</b>
<b>For the pickled vegetables</b>
<b>For assembling the sandwiches</b>

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Make the pork and beans: Place beans in a pot; add water to cover by 3 inches. Bring to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 1 hour. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate using a slotted spoon. Season pork shoulder generously with salt and pepper, and sear, skin side down, in Dutch oven until golden, about 5 minutes. Flip, and repeat on opposite side.

  • Return bacon to Dutch oven, and add drained beans, brown sugar, molasses, ketchup, and 1 tablespoon salt. Add water to cover (about 3 cups). Cover, and bring to a simmer. Transfer to oven, and braise, basting every hour, until beans are thick and syrupy and pork is falling off the bone, about 6 hours.

  • Meanwhile, make the pickled vegetables: Combine onions and jalapenos in a bowl. Bring cider vinegar, granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt to a simmer in a small saucepan. Cook until sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes. Pour pickling liquid over onions and jalapenos. Let cool.

  • Transfer pork shoulder to a cutting board. Stir white vinegar into beans. Shred pork using two forks, and return to pot.

  • Assemble the sandwiches: Serve pork and beans on buns with shredded cabbage and pickled vegetables.

Cook's Notes

Pork and beans can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Rewarm over low heat before serving (you may need to add some water if mixture looks dry).

Reviews

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0