This is my favorite recipe lately. There is something about the thyme and the celery seed with the tomatoes and the meat. YUM! This will make about 4-6 servings for Pete and I.
Country Style Pork and White Beans With Sausage
8 ounces dried white beans
8 ounces boneless prok ribs, cut into 2 inch chunks
8 ounces hot chicken sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup diced onion
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp celery seed
2 bay leaves
Chicken broth 1-2 cups
24 hours before starting to cut, rinse and pick through the dried beans. You want to get rid of any weird looking ones or stones. Then place in a bowl with cool water to cover the beans. If you notice that the water isn't sufficently covering them any longer, add additional cool water.
8 hours before eating, drain the beans and place in a crock pot. Add the cut up meats and mix well. In the bowl that the beans were in, add the tomatoes, the spices, the onion & garlic and mix well. Add the tomatoe mixture to the crockpot and stir to mix everything. Add broth to cover all the ingredients.
Cook on low for 8 hours or until the pork is cooked through and tender. I serve this with a green salad. Pete and I have one meal and then I divide the leftovers into 3 containers and freeze it for my lunches. You'll notice if you go to the original recipe that I modified it a bit. I don't think cooking the pork or the onions/garlic adds much to it. I also divided the recipe in half for Pete and I because we don't need that much.
If you divide it into 5 servings, it's 452 calories,9 grams fat, 56 grams carbs, 14 grams of fiber, and 38 grams of protein.
Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe