A few recipe notes:
Make sure to use a BBQ sauce you like the taste of in this recipe.It’s one of the main flavors here, so you don’t want to use one you won’t like. I used Stubb’s Hickory Bourbon which you can order from Amazon here*. If BBQ sauce is too spicy for you (or your kids), you can just use ketchup instead!
Fresh or canned pineapple?You can use either canned or fresh pineapple. The canned is usually a tad sweeter, so if you like your beans very sweet, you might want to add some more brown sugar. I like them with either kind of pineapple! The one thing that’s better with canned is that you can use the juice for your liquid vs adding water, so it will have a little stronger pineapple flavor.
Make ahead and freezeThis is a pretty big recipe and if you just like having baked beans at home and aren’t making them for a party, you can easily cook them, cool them completely and then freeze them in portions. I do it all the time. To reheat, thaw them in the fridge overnight and heat gently over medium heat until piping hot, stirring a few times to make sure they’re heated evenly everywhere. You might need to add a little extra liquid if they thicken up too much!
How to make pineapple bbq crock pot baked beans (40 sec):
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Pineapple BBQ Crock Pot Baked Beans
- 2 15-oz cans white beans rinsed and drained
- 1 15-oz can pineapple chunks, drained (juice reserved if desired) OR 1/2 fresh pineapple, cubed
- 2 tablespoons chopped bacon
- 1 18-oz bottle BBQ sauce I used Stubb's Hickory Bourbon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup water OR reserved pineapple juice
- Add everything to a 4-5 quart slow cooker and stir until well combined. Cook on low for 4 hours. Stir. Serve garnished with chopped green onions, if desired.