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Aloha Chili Recipe

Aloha Chili Recipe

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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 371 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 711 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 27 g protein.

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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."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"I got this recipe from my friend Alice in NY. It is great. My family loves it."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Excellent quick chili. The only "mods" i make are to cut the hamburger down to 1lb. Don't think it needs as much brown sugar, either cut it down or out. And if you don't like the large pineapple "chunks" you can substitute the tidbits. Use at least 80% lean meat. Goes great with cornbread. Everyone I know loves it!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"I made this chili and it was so good will make again and again"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"I didn't have a chili recipe I liked, but needed to take one to a chili cook-off, so I decided to take something a little different. I tried this one and won two awards: the "taste bud tickler" and 2nd place overall. It was great!"

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