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“I knew these beans had to be over the top, considering the fact that my DH asked for the recipe from a co-worker, who brought them to a potluck. They are! Take the time to use fresh pineapple, that is what takes them over the top. 5/4/08: I made this recipe using crushed pineapple, in juice (one 20-ounce can and one 8-ounce can). The beans were still good, but I think I prefer the fresh to the canned. It seems a lot of the natural sugars and flavor is lost when it is processed; to me, it changed the taste. Maybe I should have used more pineapple??”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Cut off the top and bottom pieces of the pineapple. Stand upright; using a sharp knife slice off the rough outside peel and remove any eyes. Cut pineapple in half-lengthwise, store one-half for another use. Cut the other piece in half again. Lay each wedge on its side; with your knife at an angle, slice off, and discard the woody core.
  3. Cut pineapple into small pieces and finely chop. Place into a large (non-metal) mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Quarter and thinly slice onions.
  5. Cut bacon slices into 1/4 inch strips.
  6. In a large skillet over medium heat; cook onions and bacon together until onions start to brown and caramelize and bacon is tender crisp. Remove from heat.
  7. Into the bowl of prepared pineapple, add the beans, brown sugar, ketchup, and cooked onions and bacon. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Place mixture into a large baking dish.
  9. Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours. Stir frequently. (about every 15-20 minutes).

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