Luau Baked Beans

  • Yield: 12-15 servings

Chock-full of bacon, ground chuck, onion, pineapple and pinto beans, these luau-ready baked beans are bursting with tons of flavor and great texture.


1/4cup vegetable oil
1/2pound chopped bacon
1pound ground chuck
1tablespoon chili powder
1tablespoon ground cumin
1tablespoon garlic powder
1tablespoon pepper
1tablespoon cayenne
1 1/2cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
3cups brown sugar
1/4cup bourbon
1/4cup liquid smoke
2tablespoons yellow mustard
6 15ounces pinto beans
1 20ounces diced pineapple
1/2cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place cast iron pot in bed of hot coals. Heat oil and add bacon, ground chuck and onions. Stir and cook until lightly browned and softened. Add chili powder, cumin, garlic, pepper and cayenne. Stir and cook until fragrant.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ketchup, barbecue sauce, sugar, bourbon, liquid smoke and yellow mustard. Pour mixture into pot. Stir to combine. Add beans, pineapple and cilantro, stir to combine.
  3. Place lid on pot and cover lid with hot coals. Cook 30 minutes.