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Pork And Bean Stew

This bean and ham soup is thick and creamy. You can use any kind of meat you like or leave it out for a vegetarian bean soup.


  • 1 pound great northern beans
  • 1 pound ham steak or other meat equivalent
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 cups green beans


  • Soak beans 8 hours or overnight in water
  • Drain, rinse, add to crock pot with 4 cups of water
  • Sear pork shoulder steak in butter and salt in a skillet set to medium high until brown on both sides, add whole steak to crockpot
  • Deglaze pan with water through garlic ingredients. Bring this sauce to a boil while scraping browned bits off pan, pour into crock pot.
  • Set crockpot to high for 3-4 hours
  • 30 minutes before mealtime, add green beans
  • Stew is done when white beans are cooked and flavors melded
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish with sour cream, rosemary and pepper