Aloha Chili Recipe
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Aloha Chili Recipe

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Pineapple and brown sugar give this chili a unique tropical taste.—Dyan Cornies, Vernon, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 371 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 711mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Aloha Chili in Country Woman January/February 1996, p35

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"Love this recipe! The only thing I changed is that I serve it on rice and sprinkle cheddar cheese."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"This is a great twist on chili. It would not replace our regular classic chili recipe but sometimes it is nice to have something a little different. We took it camping and it seemed very appropriate for warm weather chili!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"This recipe came out awesome! I added some cooked bacon and several serrano peppers to spicen it up. After cooking it, I threw it in a slow cooker and let it keep cooking on low for an hour or two. It was amazing. I accidentally used a 1/2 cup of brown sugar, but it was great. Next time I'll stick to a 1/4 cup. Chili cookoff tomorow, we'll see how it goes."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"I decided to make this recipe when I was looking for a way to use up some crushed pineapple that was leftover from another recipe. I didn't want to make such a big batch, however, so I made some adjustments to the recipe. I cut the 2 lbs of ground beef down to 1 lb of pork sausage. Used about 1/3 cup onion, reduced the ketchup to 1/2 cup, substituted 20 oz crushed pineapple for the pineapple chunks, used 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar and eliminated the vinegar. Left the kidney beans & pork & beans as is. Loved the sweetness the pineapple adds to this recipe - what a nice change from traditional chili! Comes together quickly. Will be making this one again."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"ugh wish I could have said I liked it. I didnt think the combination of items tasted good together."

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