Watch how to make delicious homemade pork and beans. Why does Chef John call it a ragout? It sounds fancier. But it’s really pork and beans made from scratch—and it’s actually quite simple to make. In the video, you’ll see how to quickly shell the beans. The beautiful cranberry-striped beans will fall right out of the pods. You’ll also learn Chef John’s famous “blot the excess grease” trick and discover the three simple ingredients that Chef John adds at the end to take these beans from good to outrageously great! Get the recipe for Bacon and Cranberry Bean Ragout. It's the perfect side dish for anything off the grill and makes a delicious main dish, too.