Wild Pork and Beans Recipe

Enjoy a warm bowl of pork and beans, made with wild boar. (Photo courtesy of Scott & Tiffany Haugen)

Toss the ingredients in a slow cooker and forget about them for a few hours, or use the stovetop method – either way, you'll end up with a hearty and delicious pork stew

The authors of Cooking Big Game, share with us their wild pork and bean recipe.

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 2-5 hours


  • ½ pound bacon
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 pound wild boar, ground or cubed
  • 1 (28-ounce) can baked beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pork and beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (4-ounce) can green chilies
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses


  1. In a large stew pot or Dutch oven, brown bacon on medium-high heat. Add onions, cooking until translucent. Add wild boar and lightly brown.
  2. Place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook 2-5 hours on low heat.
  3. For the stovetop method, simply add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer until meat is tender. Serve with cornbread.

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