Place the beans in a large saucepan and add water so that it takes up 3 times the volume of the beans. Soak overnight OR bring to a boil and simmer for around 60 minutes or until the beans are tender. Discard the water and re-rinse the beans.
Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, cover and cook on high for around 6 hours. Periodically add water if necessary.
Remove the salt pork after cooking.
The diced Chorizo will add a little spice to your traditional recipe and give it a surprisingly pleasant texture. Chorizo is a great replacement for salt pork!
To give this recipe another texture and flavour, replace the salt pork with Fantino&Mondello “Original” diced Pancetta.
For an exquisite brunch, serve your baked beans with duck leg confit.