21 September, 2016
Pineapple Crock Pot Baked Beans
Family reunion time is here for me! I usually make a couple of dishes, as I don’t get a ton of chances to try out recipes on big crowds but a couple times a year. One recipe that I was saving for such an occasion was Pineapple Crock Pot Baked Beans by Spend it with Pennys.
When I make multiple recipes for an event, I always like to include a crock pot one, just to make things a little easier on myself. But what I should have done was started these beans out the night before, as they taste even better the second day!
This recipe tells us to chop the raw bacon and cook until crispy. When done, reserve a couple tablespoons of grease and fry up the onions until soft. Then we combine all ingredients in the crockpot, including baked beans in tomato sauce, regular baked beans, kidney or northern beans (I used kidney), green pepper, pineapple tidbits, garlic, ketchup, dijon mustard, hot sauce, molasses (you can sub brown sugar, if need be) and your cooked bacon and onion. The author suggest to cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.
Sounds like quite the concoction, huh? I loved these beans and plan on making another big pot just to have at home for a couple of days. I ate them for lunch for at least two days and we had them for a side dish for our dinner again too. They are hardy! The bacon makes the beans smokey, while the molasses adds that sweet, distinct traditional baked bean taste. Now for the pineapple…don’t be afraid! The first day, the pineapple sweetness was way more predominate, not in a bad way at all. The taste on the second day (and third and fourth, haha) was quite different. By that time, it really absorbed the baked bean juices and was just so, so good in a way I can’t quite explain. The pineapple was like little bursts of freshness that I just couldn’t get enough of!
You all have got to give this one a try.
For the full recipe, follow the link http://www.spendwithpennies.com/pineapple-crockpot-baked-beans/