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Hawaiian Barbecue Beans

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


  • 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


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

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  • TasteOfHome_Food_Editor
    Jun 24, 2014

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

  • Delta Dawn
    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....

  • tammymcgann
    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.

  • jaross
    Jun 26, 2012

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

  • justmbeth
    Jun 3, 2012

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