4 leeks, white and light-green parts only, thinly sliced
2 pounds pork loin, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 apples, peeled and sliced
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup hard (alcoholic) cider or non-alcoholic apple cider
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Layer leeks, pork, apples and garlic in the bottom of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour in cider and vinegar. Cover and cook on low until pork is very tender, about 8 hours. Uncover cooker, stir in beans, and cook on high until heated through, about 30 minutes.
Per Serving:360 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 100mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 35g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 37g protein.
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