2 Ingredient BBQ Pork and Beans


It has become my goal to cook at least 1 recipe per week that consists of 5 ingredients or less. In fact, I’m currently working on another article that goes much deeper into recipes that contain very few ingredients. Keep your eye out!

You would be surprised, as I have been, how many delicious meals, appetizers, and desserts that can be created in a fraction of the time and for a much lower cost. The first recipe of this cooking experiment is a crock pot/ slow cooker recipe for BBQ Pork and Beans.

I came across a few different ways this recipe could be done… but the following is based on my own best results. I used the boneless ribs and added them whole. For the beans I used bush’s grillin beans southern pit BBQ. Most recipes said to cook on low for 8-10 hours… but I did not want my pork disintegrate. I felt that the meat was perfect after 6 hours on low.

In the photo you will notice there is white rice. I do not include it as part of the recipe, as it was served separate, on the side, as optional (Christopher had to have it!)


3-4lbs pork shoulder or boneless ribs

2 22oz cans of your favorite BBQ Baked Beans


Add pork to the crock pot and cover with 2 cans beans. Cook on low for 6 hours.


Christopher said it was great as it was, but I could have probably let it go longer before it disintegrated. Both of my other housemates really enjoyed it as well. I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it. I don’t purchase many can food items… so I was afraid I would not like the flavor of the canned beans. I am aware that when experimenting with 2 ingredient recipes, the likeliness of having to use other prepared foods becomes necessary. I am ready for the challenge… and will probably make this recipe again.

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