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Pineapple Baked Beans Recipe

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These pineapple baked beans are a favorite side dish at potlucks and special dinners. They go with a wide variety of meats and other sides, so you can’t go wrong when you serve them.

Easy Baked Beans Recipe

Bowl of pineapple baked beans in front of a baking pan

As always, I found ways to make this recipe so easy that anyone could follow it.

In fact, if you want to start teaching your child or grandchild how to cook, this is a good recipe to try.

You basically just add the ingredients, stir them together, pour them into a baking dish, and bake. It’s that easy, and the results give you a huge payoff!

Even though they’re easy to make, they always get rave reviews. Most people really enjoy the little pieces of pineapple.

Sometimes I use pineapple chunks, but I had the crushed pineapple in my pantry. Not one to waste food, that’s what I used. I like both the same.

I’ve also added other things to give it a different flavor. These beans are delicious with crumbled bacon or diced ham mixed in.

Pan and bowl of smoky pineapple baked beans

My husband and I both enjoy spicy heat in our food. So on occasion, I add some chopped jalapeños or ground cayenne.

I typically keep them mild when I’m bringing them to a potluck—especially when I know children will be there.

Plus, a lot of adults prefer not to have spicy food, so it’s better to leave out the peppers when you’re making it for a crowd.

Pineapple Baked Beans Ingredients

The name of this recipe tells you most of what you’ll need. The main ingredients are the pork and beans and pineapple.

To make the sauce, you’ll need ketchup, brown sugar, mustard (Dijon or yellow), and Worcestershire sauce.

I also add liquid smoke for the richness of the flavor. This is optional, but I highly recommend trying it at least once.

Brown sugar, pork and beans, crushed pineapple, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and dijon mustard

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make Baked Beans with Pineapple

First, start out by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Then spray a 7” x 11” casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

While the oven preheats, mix the ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke.

Mixture of ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, dijon mustard, and brown sugar

Next, stir the drained pineapple and beans (not drained) into the mixture.

I don’t drain the beans because I like the additional flavor from the sauce they come in.

Beans and pineapple added to the sauce

Optional: If you want a stronger pineapple flavor, simply drain the beans and use the juice from the pineapple instead.

You can also thicken the sauce by whisking a tablespoon of cornstarch into the pineapple juice before adding it.

Another thing you can do is to add more pineapple to the top to make it obvious that it’s in there.

You can also garnish your baked beans with either fresh or dried parsley flakes.

Other Dishes to Serve

As I already mentioned, I like this dish with almost any meat. It’s good with turkey or chicken at holiday meals.

We also enjoy it with pork chops and a variety of seafood dishes.

Other sides that are delicious with baked beans are this yummy potato salad like my mother used to make and this deluxe green bean casserole.

I have several friends who like to have beans for breakfast. Serve them with a side of toast, and you have a delicious start to your day.

Baking pan and bowl of pineapple baked beans

More Recipes

There are so many yummy foods that you can serve these beans with. A plate loaded with crispy air fryer chicken thighs, baked beans, and a salad makes me smile.

If you like to have bread with your meals, try some of this delicious southern-style cornbread. Or if you want something light, make some of this super easy cloud bread.

My friend Julie makes this delicious pork shoulder in the slow cooker. Add a side of baked beans to this, and you have a delicious dinner!

We often have a side salad with our dinners, and we enjoy a variety of salad dressings. One of our favorites is this old-school Thousand Island dressing that brings us both back in time.

If you’re going to a potluck and want to bring more than one dish, try one of my desserts. One of our most recent favorites is this no-bake cherry lime pie that’s super rich and creamy.

See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday, Meal Plan Monday and Weekend Potluck.

Yield: 8

Pineapple Baked Beans

Bowl of pineapple baked beans

Pineapple baked beans are delicious for any meal, whether it's a normal family dinner or special occasion.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Two 30-ounce cans of pork and beans, not drained
  • One 15-ounce can of pineapple tidbits or chunks, drained
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of yellow or Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the bottom of a 7” x 11” casserole dish or baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. If you're adding liquid smoke, do so now.
  3. Stir the pineapple chunks and beans into the mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish and bake for 1-1/2 hours.
  5. Serve hot.

Notes

If you want a stronger pineapple flavor and thinner sauce, you may drain the pork and beans and use the liquid from the pineapple chunks.

You can add other ingredients, such as sautéed onions, minced garlic, and diced bell peppers. Add cayenne if you enjoy a little heat.

Meat lovers may like some crumbled bacon or diced ham.

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