Recipes from Guernsey: Guernsey Bean Jar

Recipes from Guernsey

Guernsey Bean Jar

Country: Guernsey
Course: Main
Makes: about 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 lb navy beans
  • 1 lb lima beans
  • 1 lb pork belly or other fatty cut
  • 1 lb onions
  • One stock cube (I used beef)
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning


  1. Soak the beans in cold water overnight, then switch out the water for fresh and boil for a half hour. Now add the pork, onions and stock cube.
  2. Keep boiling for another 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, or add more water and cook over low heat for another three to four hours. The dish is finished when the beans are tender and the meat is falling apart.