Hawaiian Baked Beans

Hawaiian Baked Beans

Serves 6
1 1/2 lbs. Great Northern White Beans (white beans)
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large chopped onions
1/2 cup ketchup
4 Tablespoons mustard
2 cups bean water
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 pineapple, cleaned, cored and sliced into 1-inch pieces
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

  1. Rinse and soak beans overnight for at least 12 hours.
  2. Place in a large pot and cover by 3 inches with water and bring to a boil. Cook for 40 minutes until skins of beans begin to crinkle.
  3. Remove from heat and strain. Save the water in a measuring cup or bowl.
  4. Heat a sauté pan with the vegetable oil until hot. Add the onions and the brown sugar and sauté until the onions start to caramelize.
  5. Add the ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, maple syrup, tomato paste, and bean water. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  6. Place the beans and the sautéed onion mixture in an oven-proof baking dish. Stir to combine. Add the saved bean water and enough tap water to make 4 cups total.
  7. Bake covered in a 350-degree oven for 4 hours.
  8. Remove from oven and spread the pineapple pieces across the top, replace cover, and continue baking for 1-2 hours more until beans are soft.