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Aloha Chili Recipe

Aloha Chili Recipe

Pineapple and brown sugar give this out-of-the-ordinary chili a tropical taste. Everyone who samples it is pleasantly surprised, and they often request a second bowl. —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 cup: 371 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 711mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269289
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2017

"This recipe is a winner!! I'll be fixing this again!"

75Sally User ID: 8021903 221137
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

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

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 10443
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!"

nictay User ID: 7178131 9578
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."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 19583
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."

gingerriss User ID: 4959883 9576
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

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

briansfam User ID: 1282862 3644
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

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

ottawakid User ID: 4585520 3643
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!"

redhot_firefly User ID: 3170819 10751
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

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

aliciaandgrace User ID: 1703004 11035
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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