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Pork Chop Casserole with Butter Beans

Pork chop casserole with butter beans and tomatoes, an easy dish leveraging the joy of tinned beans and toms that cooks in under an hour.

Using thick-cut pork shoulder chops or steaks in this simple bake ensures that the pork stays juicy and maximises flavour!

Overhead pork chop casserole with cherry tomatoes and beans in a casserole dish.

Boneless Pork Chop Stew

I love cooking with beans they are a delicious and frugal ingredient!

They appear in recipes like my classic Hungarian bean goulash (babgulyas), cabbage and white bean soup, slow cooker bean soup, chorizo and butter bean stew and my glorious Indian vegan curry, rajma masala!

This delicious pork shoulder chop casserole is a riff on the flavours in my take on fagioli all’uccelletto and the whole dish is baked in the oven with some nice chops.

Sage, tomatoes and garlic are all front and centre, I add a little sugar and red wine vinegar in this to liven things up a little.

This recipe uses butter beans, rather than cannellini beans, I love their silky texture and larger size. I’ve used them before here in a wonderful butter bean curry.

I’ve also moved away from tomato passata in my Italian baked beans recipe to tinned cherry tomatoes in much the same way as I do with my slow cooker pork chops.

This recipe is part of a series of Spanish-influenced pork recipes that include my oven-roast pork loin steaks with chorizo sausage and my Spanish pork chops.

Pork chop casserole with cherry tomatoes and beans served with bread.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other types of pork chop?

Yes, this casserole recipe is pretty versatile, you could use any type of pork chop you like. Although it is best to remove the rind because this does not cook long enough to break down the fat.

It is also best to use a fairly thick pork chop to prevent it from drying out, look for something at least 25mm or 1″ thick. Then cook it until it reaches 63°C or 145°F on a quick read meat thermometer.

Can I use regular tinned tomatoes?

Yes, you can swap the tinned cherry tomatoes in this recipe for either crushed tomatoes or tinned plum tomatoes if you like. I would very roughly chop plum tomatoes if I were to use them.

Can I use a different type of bean?

Yes, tinned cannellini or haricot beans work best in this recipe, but you could use anything you have to hand.

Can I use dried beans?

Yes, but it fundamentally changes the timing of the recipe. You could co, although I have not timed this approach.

Alternatively, you could soak your beans and then cook them using your favourite method. I usually cook dried beans an Instant Pot.

Can I cook this in a slow cooker?

Yes, you will need a small 3 litre slow cooker, begin by browning the meat and then soften the onions.

Then throw everything in the slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Overhead pork chop casserole with cherry tomatoes and beans served with bread.

Serving Suggestions

I tend to keep the sides for this easy boneless pork chop casserole simple… when I say simple, I mean bread!

If I am making bread, which is a rarity, it would be soda bread, but more times than not it is store-bought.

If you wanted some greens, you could throw some green beans in the stew for the last 10 minutes.

Another great option would be to roast some tenderstem broccoli in the oven alongside the casserole.

Pork chop casserole with cherry tomatoes and beans in a casserole dish.

Equipment Used

I only mention brands of equipment if I think they make a material difference to a recipe. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments section below the recipe.

  • Stovetop.
  • Oven.
  • 28cm or 11″ frying pan.
  • 25x17x5cm or 10x7x2″ casserole/baking dish.
  • Chopping board.
  • Kitchen knife.
  • Weighing scales and or measuring cups and spoons.
  • Kitchen tongs or fish slices and stirring spoons.
  • Quick read meat thermometer.
Boneless pork chop casserole with tomatoes and butter beans in a casserole dish.
Yield: 2 Servings

Boneless Pork Chop Casserole Recipe With Beans and Tomatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Tinned butter beans and tinned tomatoes help speed up the cooking time of this easy pork chop casserole that is absolutely delicious!


  • 350g (2 thick cut) Pork Shoulder Chops
  • ½ Tsp coarse Sea Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • 200g (1⅓ Cup) Onion
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 20g (16-20 Large) Sage Leaves
  • 400g (14oz) Tin Butter Beans
  • 400g (14oz) Tin Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1-2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 125ml (½ Cup) Water


  1. Cut the onion in half then peel it and cut it into half-moon shapes 3-4mm (⅛) thick.
  2. Peel the garlic cloves and slice them as finely as you can.
  3. Remove any woody stems from the sage leaves and finely shred them.
  4. Heat a 28cm or 11" (not nonstick) frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
  5. Sear the pork for 2-3 minutes on each side, then remove and set aside.
  6. Reduce the heat under the pan to medium and add the sliced onions and cook for 10 minutes stirring to ensure all of the meat residue is released from the pan. Cook them until they soften and begin to go golden, if they begin to blacken reduce the heat a little.
  7. Add the sliced garlic and sage and cook for another minute.
  8. Pour the tinned cherry tomatoes into the pan.
  9. Drain the butter beans, give them a rinse and add them to the pan.
  10. Add the water, red wine vinegar and honey, give everything a stir and have a taste, then add more salt if required.
  11. Transfer the tomatoes and beans to a small casserole dish (25x17x5cm or 10x7x2″).
  12. Nestle in the pork chops, covering them with a bit of the sauce, then transfer to an oven and cook at 180°C or 350°F for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 919Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 723mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 18gSugar: 24gProtein: 64g

Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

Did you make this recipe?

If you made this recipe, I'd love to see what you did and what I can do better, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @krumplibrian and tell me how it went!

Jacqueline Meldrum

Thursday 8th of November 2018

I love that you cooked it all together. I do love a good savoury traybake.

Brian Jones

Sunday 11th of November 2018

Same here!

Cliona Keane

Thursday 8th of November 2018

This looks beautiful! That sauce is calling my name!

Brian Jones

Sunday 11th of November 2018

Thank you

Amy | The Cook Report

Thursday 8th of November 2018

I rarely cook with pork chops but this recipe definitely makes them look worth trying again!

Brian Jones

Sunday 11th of November 2018

I love pork chops you should definitely give em another chance :)

Veena Azmanov

Thursday 8th of November 2018

This dish looks so appetizing, moist and delicious. My kids will definitely enjoy it. Roast Pork along with beans sounds good.

Brian Jones

Sunday 11th of November 2018

I hope they enjoy it as much as we do :)

Jacqueline Debono

Thursday 8th of November 2018

This pork with beans sounds delicious. Unlike you I actually love making stews and casseroles that require just throwing everything together and slow cooking in the oven or on the stove top! These dishes are not only really tasty and comforting but they usually taste even better the next day and which ever meat you use is fork tender! Looking forward to trying this one!

Brian Jones

Sunday 11th of November 2018

I don't really 'not like' cooking like this... I just like being in the kitchen cooking so this bypasses that, I could of course then make something else, but I would then eat it and be the size of a house ;) Enjoy, this is proper tasty :)

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