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Pineapple tidbits lend to this dish's slight sweet-and-sour flavor. I often freeze some in serving-size portions for quick lunches.—Vera Knopp, Denton, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 bottle (28 ounces) ketchup
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 5 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Beans in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p204

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