Spice Rubbed Pork & Beans

onion, chopped
garlic, minced
leeks, chopped
carrot, cut in small dice
zucchini, cut in small dice (optional)
savoy cabbage, chopped
leftover roast spice rubbed pork, cut in large cubes
beef broth
dark beer or red wine (optional)
1 can Great Northern or Cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
dried thyme


In a dutch oven or large high sided pan, saute onions, garlic, and leeks in a bit of olive oil. Adding a bit of bacon or pancetta would not be a horrible thing to do at this point. Add the remaining vegetables and saute for 5 minutes or so over medium heat. Add the meat and toss to brown.

After a few minutes add the beans, enough broth to cover, and herbs. Cover and simmer until flavors are melded. You could add a bit of dark beer or red wine along with the broth. Depending on how soupy vs. stewey you want this you may want to raise the temp a bit and cook with the lid off to evaporate some of the moisture.

Serve with a crisp green salad and whole grain bread if you're fancy. If not just eat a bowl while standing in the kitchen and finishing off the remaining beer. I'll leave it to you to decide which path I chose.

-Kymm