Pineapple and Bacon Baked Beans

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"A baked beans recipe with a Hawaiian twist made with sweet pineapple and smoky bacon or ham!" Original recipe courtesy of South Your Mouth https://www.southyourmouth.com/2018/06/pineapple-bacon-baked-beans.html

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Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 20-oz. bag Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup dried bean mix
  • 6 cups water
  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 20-oz. can pineapple tidbits in heavy syrup
  • 3/4 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Cooking Directions

  1. Add beans and water to a large pot (set seasoning packet aside) then bring to a slow boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low then cook beans for one hour.
  3. Add seasoning packet and continue cooking beans for 45 minutes to an hour (or until beans are tender).
  4. Drain beans then add to a mixing bowl.
  5. While beans are cooking, cut bacon into small pieces then cook in a skillet until golden brown. Spoon bacon from skillet then add to the beans in the mixing bowl.
  6. Add onion to bacon drippings then sauté until tender and translucent.
  7. Add onion and pan drippings to the mixing bowl with the beans and bacon.
  8. Add pineapple (with syrup) and remaining ingredients to a small mixing bowl then stir until combined.
  9. Taste for seasoning then add more salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Add mixture to the beans then gently stir to combine. Pour beans into a cast iron skillet or 13x9 baking dish then bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until the top of the beans starts to caramelize.

Cooking Tips

  • If you can’t find Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup in your market, please ask your grocer for them. Until then, you can order them online!
  • Diced ham would be amazing in this too!
  • Diced green peppers and/or jalapenos would also be great additions!
  • I’m fairly certain you could make this in the crock pot but I got to tell ya, those crispy, caramelized bits of bacon and pineapple you get from baking this are pure-T gold. To make in the crock pot, cook the beans until tender (4-6 hrs on high), drain beans then add everything to the crock pot then cook for 1-2 hours on high.