Smoky pork & Boston beans one-pot

Smoky pork & Boston beans one-pot

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Transform this American baked bean stew into a filling no-fuss meal with pork loin steaks and shredded ham hock - it saves on the washing up, too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal475
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.8g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 500g pork loin steaks, quartered
  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
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  • 400g passata
  • 2 tsp chipotle paste
  • 1 tbsp dark soft brown sugar
  • 100g ham hock, in large shreds
  • 4 slices crusty white bread
  • small handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the oil, garlic and paprika together and rub into the pork. In a large, shallow ovenproof dish, mix the cannellini beans, passata, chipotle, sugar and ham hock. Nestle the pork into the beans. Bake in the oven for 40 mins until the pork is cooked through.

  2. Toast the bread and serve on the side. Sprinkle the parsley over the pork and beans to serve.

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Dan Fredenburgh's picture
Dan Fredenburgh
4th Jun, 2020
Normally brilliant recipes on BBC. But this was so plain and lacking in flavour. Basically ham & baked beans.
Becsayshi's picture
20th Aug, 2019
Such a lovely dish. And VERY versatile, you could add new ingredients, take ingredients away. It’s great. Love it.
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Jon Tushingham
22nd Sep, 2018
Very tasty meal, used thin cut loin chops and added 200ml water to the pot to stop it drying out too much. I think the toast is essential, thick cut slices from a bloomer loaf completed the dish.
19th Oct, 2017
Just cooked this in my electric pressure cooker. Omitted the ham hock (because I didn't have any). Only took 15 mins and its tender and rich. I added 200ml of water so it has extra sauciness to it too.
16th Oct, 2016
Does anyone know if this recipe would work in a slow cooker?
19th Oct, 2017
Yes I think it would @gottacook. I use mine alot for this kind of thing. I would pop all the ingredients in the slow cooker and leave it on low for 6 hours. I would also add 100ml of water just so it doesn't dry out. You might find the sauce needs thickening just before serving.
7th Apr, 2016
It tastes very good with beans. Here's what I've also found - - some recipes on smoky pork.
29th Oct, 2015
Do you bake it covered or uncovered please?
24th Oct, 2015
For a smokier flavour, use smoked ham hock.
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