Black bear is a great protein for cooking long and slow. A slow cooker or crockpot ensures meat is well done yet extremely tender. This recipe combines bear meat into a batch of home-baked beans—so good you’ll want to freeze meal-sized portions for those busy nights on the go.
Tip: Black bear hinds make beautiful hams. Most butcher shops will cure and smoke bear hams for hunters. This recipe goes to a new level when made with bear ham.