These baked beans are much like a hearty chili, so feel free to serve them as a side or main.
Photo by Michael Olson
Soak the navy beans overnight (keep refrigerated).
Rinse the beans and place them in a slow cooker, breaking up the ground pork, along with all the other ingredients except salt, pepper & lime juice. Set the slow cooker for a minimum of 5 hours, up to 8 hours, following manufacturer’s instructions so that it retains a gentle simmer.
When ready to serve, season to taste and stir in the lime juice.