I adjusted this recipe, after seeing one with similar ingredients that had far more steps and ingredients. Using salsa in place of canned tomatoes and chopped onions not only saves time, but also offers the ability to add spice, by using medium or hot salsa. I make this in both the slow cooker and oven.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
7 hrs
total:
7 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place roast into the slow cooker; add bay leaves to bottom of slow cooker. Pour beans, salsa, and beer over and around roast.

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  • Cook on Low, 7 to 8 hours.

Cook's Notes:

If you choose to make this in the oven, use 2 bottles of beer to ensure enough liquid. Cook at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 3 hours.

For a smaller roast, just cut the rest of the ingredients in half, but still use a full beer.

Great Northern beans can be substituted for the cannellini beans.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 27.4g 55% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 72mg 24% DV; sodium 385.8mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2017
This turned out well--moist and tender. I added some chopped onion on the bottom of the slow cooker and sprinkled the roast all over with chili powder cumin and garlic salt. I used medium salsa but we still thought it needed some hot sauce when we ate it. I think the beer and salsa alone is just a bit too bland but still good. I used a 4 pound pork loin roast but kept the rest of the ingredients the same. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2017
This turned out well--moist and tender. I added some chopped onion on the bottom of the slow cooker and sprinkled the roast all over with chili powder cumin and garlic salt. I used medium salsa but we still thought it needed some hot sauce when we ate it. I think the beer and salsa alone is just a bit too bland but still good. I used a 4 pound pork loin roast but kept the rest of the ingredients the same. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2020
Thank you! Family dinner was a huge hit with this recipe. I will make this an addition to our Big family gatherings meals! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2018
This recipe was easy and I had all of the ingredients. As mentioned the type of salsa used can alter the taste. I made it in the oven but next time will use the crockpot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2017
This was an easy meal for the crock pot. I used black beans because that's what I had but otherwise followed the original recipe. Next time I'll add a spicier salsa and some chili powder and cumin. I ate it in a taco shell - tasty! Read More