I made this delicious, easy and healthy Slow Cooker Cuban Pork and Beans for Reynolds® Kitchen and Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #ReynoldsCrowd
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Tuesdays are slow cooker nights in the Food Done Light house. My daughter and husband have horse riding lessons and since neither ever likes to leave the horses, they tend to come home very late. They will find any reason to procrastinate. They love to feed all the horses, brush them and put them out to pasture. Meanwhile, I am at home twiddling my thumbs. Come on people, we need to eat dinner so I can do the dishes, get my daughter in the shower and get ready for school tomorrow. Of course, all of those nuisances of the day-to-day grind are lost on them. It is all on my shoulders.
So I’ve added another convenience to help Tuesday nights go more smoothly for me. I line my slow cooker with Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liners. The liners keep my slow cooker clean so I don’t have to wash it. Let me tell you, it is a huge time saver for me when we have an hour to get dinner, a shower and bed time completed. I don’t have to scrub off any baked on mess from dinner, just simply throw the liner away. The liners are totally safe for cooking and are designed to handle hot temperatures. What a relief!
With Slow Cooker Cuban Pork and Beans, you are going to have some leftovers. It makes a big bunch. I’ll be sharing some recipes to see the leftovers of pork and beans soon. You may notice that I used two cuts of pork, the shoulder and the loin. Pork shoulder is typically the cut for Cuban pork, but it is higher in fat and calories. Pork loin is very lean but can get extraordinarily dry in the slow cooker. My solution for Cuban Pork and Beans is to mix them both. I get that unctuous feel and taste of the shoulder but with less fat and calories thanks to the loin.
It is the best of both worlds. The black beans add extra protein too. Don’t forget to add a little freshness to top off your slow cooked dinner of pork and beans. Fresh tomatoes, onions and lime perk up this slow cooked dish and make it taste so fresh. Just be sure to use a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner to make cleaning up a breeze. You can find more great ideas at Reynolds® Kitchen and slow cooker recipes. Don’t forget to follow Reynolds on Pinterest for some fabulous recipes.
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Healthy Slow Cooker Cuban Pork & Beans
- 1 1/2 lbs. pork shoulder trimmed of most visible fat
- 1 1/2 lbs. pork loin trimmed of fat
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- Handful of cilantro including stems
- 5 garlic cloves smashed
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1 lb. dried black beans rinsed
- 1 onion sliced
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- lime juice
Place both cuts of pork into a plastic bag.
In a blender, puree orange juice through ground pepper.
Pour into the plastic bag and massage into the meat.
Line your slow cooker with Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner.
Place beans then onions into the slow cooker.
Place pork on top and pour marinade over the pork.
Add chicken broth.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Pull out the pork and shred. Add back to slow cooker.
In a small bowl, mix together tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lime juice.
I calculated 6 Weight Watcher Smart Points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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