Black Beans and Pork

by kara on January 10, 2012

I made this recipe before Christmas and am just now getting around to sharing it.   I got a new camera from Courtland for Christmas.   It takes much better pictures than the one above taken by my old camera.  But, I just had to share this recipe.  So good!  And easy.  I put the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning before leaving for work.  It’s always comforting to come home to savory smells wafting from the kitchen.  I got the thumbs up from my boys, who were happy to eat the same for leftovers the following night.

Black Beans and Pork

Adapted from Family Circle Magazine

1-1 1/2 lb. boneless pork tenderloin

1 tsp. chili powder (I use Chili 9000 )

1 tsp. ground coriander

1/4 tsp. Kosher salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, diced

2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chilies

1 1/4 cup water

1/4-1/2 cup chopped cilantro

3 cups cooked rice


In a slow cooker, combine the pork, chili powder, coriander, salt and pepper.   Top with onion, garlic, black beans, diced tomatoes, and water.  Stir mixture and cover.  Cook on low for 6 hours.

When done cooking, shred the pork with 2 forks.  Add the cilantro.  Use a potato masher to mash the bean mixture until mixture is thickened.

Serve bean and pork mixture over rice and additional cilantro if desired.  Season again with salt and pepper as needed.



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It January 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

Looks wonderful, Kara! You had ME at pork. ;)

Angharad January 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

You also had me at pork! I’ve been craving the beans/pork combo ever since our party at Steph’s with those dreamy white beans. This looks so good!

Amanda KP January 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

I’ve totally been looking for a good slow cooker recipe to try – looks like I’ve found it!

Angie @ Angie Anew January 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm

This looks fabulous! I’ve been working more lately and need to start using my slow cooker more often. Will definitely be trying this after my Whole30 program is over.

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