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If you are having a celebration, a Luau Lava Bean Recipe is just what you need to kick off the celebration Hawaiian style. In Hawaii, family and friends gather together to celebrate special occasions including graduations, weddings, and birthdays. These types of events are called Hawaiian luau traditions. Many of these are private occasions, but in Hawaii, you can find many different luau experiences across the state that allows visitors to enjoy them. 

Luau Lava Bean Recipe

Luau Lava Bean Recipe

Luau Lava Bean
Serves: 6-8 side servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 2 hours 15 min

Ingredients Needed for Luau Lava Bean Recipe

3 16 oz cans pinto beans, drained
1 cup chopped red onion
1⁄2 lb cubed cooked bacon
1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1⁄2 cup pineapple chunks, drained
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Lava bbq sauce (1/4 cup)
Luau smoked bacon bbq sauce (1/4 cup)
Pineapple juice, from the drained pineapple (1/4 cup)

How to Make Luau Lava Beans

Add the peppers and onions to a saute’ pan and cook until tender.
 
Mix the beans, bacon, pepper – onion mixture, and pineapple juice to a large pot.
 
Stir to combine
Add the brown sugar, lava sauce and Luau bacon BBQ sauce to the mixture.
Stir to combine
Cook on low for 2 hours stirring often.
Add your pineapple chunks and stir to combine
 
Cook for another 15 minutes to heat pineapple
ENJOY!!
Luau Lava Bean Recipe
 

Alternative Luau Lava Bean Recipe

This is a Spicy Lava Bean Recipe with No Added Sugar! If you’re looking for a hot and spicy recipe or wanting to keep the sugar content low, then here is an alternative recipe! 

Ingredients

  • 3 16 oz cans pinto beans, drained
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1⁄2 lb cubed cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup pineapple chunks, drained
  • Lava bbq sauce (1/4 cup)
  • Luau smoked bacon bbq sauce (1/4 cup)
  • Pineapple juice, from the drained pineapple (1/4 cup)

Directions for Spicy Lava Beans

  1. Add the peppers and onions to a saute’ pan and cook until tender.
  2. Mix the beans, bacon, pepper – onion mixture, and pineapple juice to a large pot.
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Add the lava sauce and Luau bacon BBQ sauce to the mixture.
  5. Stir to combine
  6. Cook on low for 2 hours stirring often.
  7. Add your pineapple chunks and stir to combine
  8. Cook for another 15 minutes to heat pineapple
  9. ENJOY!!
 


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