Vintage Slow Cooker Baked Beans Hawaiian – Sweet Baked Beans with pineapple chunks and smoky ham.
Hi slow cooker friends! I found this old ad for “Baked Beans Hawaiian” and knew it would be a perfect recipe for Vintage Slow Cooker Recipe of the Month. Before making this recipe I hadn’t bought B&M baked beans before. I was pleasantly surprised what great quality they were, they are flavored great and the beans were very glossy and not smashed up.
I chose to brown the ham in a skillet in butter before adding to the slow cooker. It gives it a touch more flavor. If I was in a hurry or camping and didn’t want to dirty an extra dish I would throw the ham in without browning, and it would do fine.
I arranged the pineapple on top of the beans after I stirred the rest of the ingredients together so they would stay sitting on top.
These beans turned out great. I did not add brown sugar like I usually do to baked beans. The pineapple cooks out some juices and sweetens the pot.
I hope you try this recipe for your next get-together. I will be back next week with a round-up of slow cooker sandwiches. Have a great week!
Below is my YouTube video about how to make this recipe. You can follow me on YouTube, here.
- 2 cups diced ham
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 2 28-oz. cans original B&M Baked Beans
- 1 cup minced onion
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 Tbsp. mustard
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained
- 6 quart or larger
Set a skillet on the stove-top over medium high heat. Melt the butter. Add the ham to the butter and stir around until golden brown. Add to the slow cooker.
Add the beans, onions, barbecue sauce, mustard, and pepper. Stir.
Arrange the pineapple chunks on top.
Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours.
Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional values are for 1/8 of the recipe. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.