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Large Family Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew | Freezer Meals for Big Families, Dairy Free

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Craving something savory, slightly spicy, and perfect for eating during cold weather? If so, make this Large Family Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew that your entire family will look forward to digging into when dinner is ready. Here are many more hearty large family slow cooker recipes.

When you have a large family, it is essential to make meals that will feed everyone in the house. You want to fill bellies and satisfy the taste buds of your loved ones. When you want to make a unique, flavorful, and simple dish that you can cook in a slow cooker, the Large Family Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew is a great recipe to make. It is a meaty dish that will fill you up quickly. The blend of pork with peppers, onions, sausage, and more will impress everyone. Do not be surprised if your loved ones are coming back with empty plates and bowls to grab a second serving of this tasty meal. Also, try our tasty Large Family Red Beans and Rice dish.

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Large Family Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew | Freezer Meals for Big Families, Dairy Free

Important Ingredients to Use When Making Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew

Make sure you have the right ingredients in your kitchen before you start preparing this simple yet delicious Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew. You will need:

  • Dried Black Beans. Use black beans in this recipe but make sure to rinse them off first.
  • Boneless Pork Loin Chops. The best cut of meat to use when making this stew is the boneless pork loin. Try using leftovers from our Instant Pot Pork Chops.
  • Frozen Onions and Peppers. Use frozen onions and peppers instead of going through the process of slicing everything on your own. The peppers and onions go great with the pork in this dish.
  • Smoked Sausage. The smoky flavor that the sausage contributes to the dish gives it such a unique and delicious taste.
  • Hot Italian Sausage. Give your stew a slight hint of spice by adding hot Italian sausage to it.

You will also need water, salt, pepper, bay leaves, garlic cloves, and ham hocks to complete this dish. Prepare some white or brown rice to serve with the Slow Cooker Brazilian Pork and Balck Bean Stew when it finishes cooking.

Large Family Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew | Freezer Meals for Big Families

Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew Storage Tips 

Storing the Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew is not a problem. You may want to do it because you would like to save the stew in the freezer for a cold day or when you have a busy day and cannot prepare a meal on the stovetop. 

No matter your reason for freezing the stew, pour it into a large food storage container. You may need to use multiple containers to accommodate all the stew that you make. That is if you actually have leftovers, lol! You can freeze single-serving amounts, too. After you have it in containers with lids, put your stew in the freezer. You can hold it in the freezer for roughly six months before defrosting and reheating.

Helpful Suggestions to Know When Preparing Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew

When you need to make such large batches of the stew because you have a large family, it is highly recommended that you use an 8-10 qt slow cooker. Check out the best equipment to use when making this dish and other recipes for your large family. Investing in a larger slow cooker will turn into a significant convenience for you when you want to prepare enough food for many people at one time.

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Slow cooker meals like this Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew are so easy. Most of them are dump-and-go recipes that you spend ten minutes preparing and a few hours later dinners ready. Yay for convenience! You’ll find lots more easy slow cooker meals in my Large Family Slow Cooker Dinners and Meal Plans Vol 1, 2, 3 Bundle. It includes 60 meals and 12 weeks of meal plans! 

Here are more soups, stews, and slow cooker meals your family will enjoy!

Large Family Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew

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Large Family Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew

Large Family Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew | Freezer Meals for Big Families

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 14 Servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Description

Craving something savory, slightly spicy, and perfect for eating during cold weather? If so, make this Large Family Slow Cooker Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew that your entire family will look forward to digging into when dinner is ready.

 


Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried black beans, picked through and rinsed
  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin chops
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages hot Italian sausage, casings removed, browned, and drained
  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 (20 ounce) package frozen onions and peppers
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 ½  teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 pounds smoked sausage, sliced
  • Hot cooked rice when ready to serve

 


Instructions

  1. In a large slow cooker, place the pork chops in the bottom. Over the pork chops, place the black beans, browned Italian sausage, ham hocks, frozen vegetables, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Pour the water over the top. 

  2. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

  3. Remove the pork chops and ham hocks, allowing to cool slightly. Shred the meat and return to the slow cooker. Add the sliced smoked sausage. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.

  4. Serve over hot cooked rice.

  5. To freeze, place all ingredients EXCEPT the rice into an airtight container and freeze up to 6 months. Defrost before you need to cook this recipe for a meal. Once defrosted place all ingredients in a large slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Serve over hot cooked rice. 

  6. *Note Jamerrill uses an 8 qt to 10 qt slow cooker.

Keywords: Seasoned Pork and Black Bean Stew

This stew is a tasty meal for a large family. It’s hearty and filling thanks to the meat and beans, and has a fantastic flavor with the combination of onions, hot sausage, peppers, and spices. Cook a batch up today and see for yourself!

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