Pineapple Bean Pot, a slow cooker recipe

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Our Sunday dinner for March included this savory bean dish that Terry chose and made. We adapted it along the way based upon our own pantry inventory but stayed very true to the original recipe in the cookbook. My husband loves to experiment in the kitchen and those times always provide a dish that is not only wonderful but something I might not have chosen to make. I am learning that it is never too late to enjoy something new!

Pineapple Bean Pot, easy, delicious and adaptable to canned beans.
Pineapple Bean Pot

Pineapple Bean Pot
adapted from:  Taste of Home, Casseroles Slow Cookers, and Soups
serves 12 as a side dish, 6-8 as a main dish

1 pound ground beef
8 slices bacon (about 1/2 pound)
3 cans 16 oz vegetarian style baked beans or pork and beans - see note below.
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 onion diced small
1 green pepper diced (we used roasted pepper)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c barbecue sauce
1/4 c honey
2 T soy sauce
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper

Fry the bacon, set aside, pour off excess dripping. Brown ground beef in the reserved bacon fat. Break bacon into small pieces, add to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients, stir well to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Pineapple Bean Pot, put it all in your slow cooker, and walk away....

Note:  Some canned bean products have more sauce than others, for a thicker finished dish, you will want to pour off the excess sauce from the canned beans that you use. You may also want to remove the lid from the cooker for the last hour to cook off some excess liquid.


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  1. Thanks for the recipe. Think I will try this as a side for Easter dinner.

  2. This sounds very unique and tasty. My son would love this--he loves all bean dishes and is quite the pineapple fan. Thanks for a great idea, Rocquie

  3. I've never seen a baked bean type recipe with pineapple. That's a nice twist! Great dish for all those upcoming summer BBQs. I like that it's done in the slowcooker--no heating up the house with the oven. Thank you for linking. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Hi Melynda,
    The addition of Pineapple to this recipe is going to give it a very special flavor, it looks delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing your special recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. The pineapple makes an interesting ingredient! It must have added a delicious flavour to the dish!

  6. I love crockpot recipes. I would never have thought to add pineapple to such a dish. Thanks for sharing with us at The HomeAcre Hop!

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