Multicooker Pork Chop & Bean Dinner

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 h
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dried navy beans 375 mL
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 60 mL
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper, divided 5 mL
  • 4 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 6 boneless centre loin pork chops (approx. 1 1/2 lb/750 g)
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp each finely chopped fresh rosemary and thyme, plus more for garnish 15 mL
  • 1 jar passata (strained tomato sauce) 680 mL
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 30 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Add dried beans to multicooker. Pour 6 cups (1.5 L) water or to cover. Lock on lid. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE 12 min., or until beans are tender. Manually release pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions. Drain and rinse beans; set aside. Meanwhile, in shallow dish, stir together flour and half of each of the salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    With multicooker on SAUTE setting, cook bacon about 5 min., until it begins to brown. Remove bacon from pot (leaving fat in pot); drain on paper towels. Dredge pork chops in flour mixture. Add to pot; cook 6 to 8 min., turning once, until browned. Transfer to plate.

  • Step 3

    On SAUTE, add carrots, onion, garlic, sage, rosemary and thyme to pot; cook 3 to 5 min. Stir in passata, red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, bacon and remaining salt and pepper. Add pork chops to pot. Lock on lid. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE 15 to 20 min. until pork is tender. Manually release pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions. Garnish with fresh herbs to serve.

Tip

Instead of separately cooking dried beans in the multicooker, soak the beans overnight and add them with ingredients in Step 2.

When pressed for time, substitute canned beans for dried. Drain and rinse canned beans and stir into hot multicooker mixture just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
  • Calories 460
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Carbs 48 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Protein 43 g
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Fibre 16 g
  • Sodium 820 mg