Hawaiian Barbecue Beans Recipe
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Hawaiian Barbecue Beans Recipe

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The ingredient list is short, but it’s creative. Guests rave and wonder about the unique flavor—fresh ginger is the tasty surprise. It’s a hit at every barbecue. —Helen Reynolds, Quincy, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 286 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 981mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 9g fiber), 13g protein


  1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the beans, pineapple, barbecue sauce and ginger. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Stir in bacon before serving. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Barbecue Beans in Simple & Delicious June/July 2012, p31

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"Hi Delta Dawn, this was tested with Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce."

Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"Just a question...what brand and type of barbecue sauce was used for this recipe? Sounds interesting and I'd like to try it. Very often the choice of sauce can make the difference in whether the dish is fab or disaster. Please advise...."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"I honestly don't know how this recipe was award-winning. I didn't care for them very much at all. The flavors just didn't seem to go together, in my opinion."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"This is a real keeper! Went over great at a group potluck...had several friends asking for the recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"Wow! This was very good. Nice alternative to traditional baked beans. Will definitely do again."

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