Pulled Pork and Beans with Spanish Rice

Wishing everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day.  In the spirit of giving Mom's a break combining with the Mexican menu of last week, my gift to all the mom's is a terrific slow cooker recipe.  Versatile and simple with many possibilities or serve as shown. 
Are you like some I know and don't care for beans?  Simply leave them out.  No beer?  Use wine or chicken broth, etc.  Save yourself some time and a trip to the store...improvise...always improvise. 

Do you all remember the skit from In Living Color with Jim Carrey?  Pork and Beans!? 
I hope yours turns out better than his! 

Pulled Pork and Beans
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2 pound pork roast
1 can beer
½-1 whole red onion, sliced
1 jalapeno, chopped
2 tsp garlic, minced
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp celtic sea salt
½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
1- 15 oz can pinto beans, drained

1. Place all ingredients except beans into your slow cooker. Cook on low 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

2. 1 hour before serving, shred pork with forks right in the casserole. Add the drained beans. Cook on low for remaining hour. Serve in tortillas, taco shells, over Spanish Rice, tostada shells, in a taco salad or plop on a bun with pepper jack cheese for a Mexican inspired 'samich.

Spanish Rice
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2 TB butter
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 C basmati rice
½ whole red or yellow onion, diced
1 tsp dried oregano
½ t ground chipotle, ancho or chili powder
1- 15 oz can tomato sauce (or a scant 2 cups)
1- 15 oz can low sodium chicken broth (or a scant 2 cups)
½ cup cilantro, chopped
½ of a lime, juiced

1. In a larger skillet, heat butter and garlic, saute 1 minute over medium heat. Add rice, onion and seasoning. Cook 5 minutes or until grains turn golden.

2. Stir in the tomato sauce and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, over high heat, stirring frequently. Once boiling, turn heat to low. Cover and let simmer 25-30 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered for at least 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro, squeeze your ½ a lime over whole dish and serve.

Today's recipes where brought to you by, inspired or adapted from:  A Good Appetite

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  1. Oh my goodness, Natasha, this looks delicious! My husband and I both would definitely go back for seconds of this pulled pork... maybe even thirds! :) Thanks for sharing. You have a great blog and I'm looking forward to exploring more of your recipes! :)

  2. Natasha, have you moved into your new home yet? I think I remember you said you were moving, or am I losing my mind?! Hope all is well, there are so many great recipes on here to try. I keep drooling over your crockpot pork tenderloin that I have bookmarked!

  3. No your mind is all there :) Yes we just moved and I am fully enjoying our new kitchen! Yeah the Maple Pork Tenderloin is good stuff and so easy. Fancy taste without too much fuss.