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November 12, 2010

Pork Chops with BBQ Pineapple Baked Beans

Another blog that I get a lot of inspiration from is Katy's blog. She seems like such a sweet and genuine person. I love how you can feel like you know a person through blogging, and through their cooking. She doesn't disappoint with her wide array of recipes from breakfast to dinner to desserts! It is fitting that she titled her blog having to do with soul, because I can tell she cooks with soul and love. And of course several of her recipes are on my must try list  :) I can cross this one off the list!

AND it's not difficult to make! Just a few simple steps. First, put a little bit of oil on a skillet and coat to prevent sticking. Then add 1/2 of a chopped onion to the skillet and saute. I used white yellows but whichever you prefer is fine.

Then I set the onions aside. I added a bit more oil (or you can use cooking spray) to the skillet because now it was time to brown the pork chops in that same skillet. I seasoned the chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and then added them to the preheated skillet. I browned on both sides, but didn't cook them through because they would cook for another 45 minutes in the oven. This is simply to brown the chops and make them have a nice golden color instead of that unappealing grayish color. YUCK!

Next you need to pour the beans on the bottom of a casserole dish and spread evenly.  And remember those onions that you set aside? Now you need to mix them in with the beans and smooth evenly on bottom of baking dish. Like so... (sorry, I hate putting together a collage to see pictures side by side that look completely different - different lighting, different exposure, blah blah blah... so sorry about the crappy pics).

Then in a single layer, place your browned pork chops over the bean and onion mixture. 

In a bowl, mix together 1 can of crushed drained pineapples and 1/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce. Or whatever kind of bbq sauce you like. Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce is also delish (had to plug it .)  It is not as thick as Sweet Baby Ray's and is much sweeter.

Then pour that bbq pineapple mixture over top of the pork chops. 

And then you will just bake at 375° for about 45 minutes or so. It may need less time depending on the thickness of your pork chops. You can check the temperature with a thermometer if you aren't sure if they are fully cooked. 

Pork Chops with BBQ Pineapple Baked Beans 
adapted from Food for the Hungry Soul
  • 2 bone-in thick cut pork chops
  • 1/2 an onion, chopped
  • oil
  • 1 can (16 oz) baked beans
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)

Preheat the oven to 375°. 

Add some oil to a skillet to coat, then add chopped onions and saute. When finished cooking the onions, remove them from the skillet and set aside.

Add a bit more oil or cooking spray to the skillet. Season the pork chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and then put them in the skillet and cook until brown on both sides. You do not need to cook them, this is just to brown them.

Spread the beans on the bottom of a casserole dish, and then mix in the onions and spread evenly. Then in a single layer, place the pork chops in the casserole dish over the beans and onions.

In a bowl, combine crushed drained pineapples and bbq sauce and then pour over the pork.

Bake at 375° for about 45 minutes.

**As always, I want to apologize for some crappy pics. These were taken back when I used a flash and didn't know any better. I really need to get better at this....

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Cassie said...

I think your pictures are fine! And I also think this looks delicious. I've seen pineapple in baked beans before, and I'm always curious as to how that would taste. Sounds great!

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney said...

I love sweet and savory dishes, and this sounds like a great combination. Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Fridays!

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Unknown said...

YUMYUMYUMYUMYUM --- pineapples and baked beans, oh my! What a lovely, spectacular combination of flavors and textures. Thank you SO much for bringing to Friday Potluck this week. Totally Droolworthy :)

Cheerful said...

wow, looks really delicious, my hubby will surely love this...i will give it a try, thanks for sharing! happy weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious! I'm thinking this would also lend itself well to being cooked in the crockpot. Thanks for sharing :)

Sunshinelene said...

wow sounds easy to do..but what meat can do with this recipe aside from the pork?

now am really eager to make my wish for an oven come true.

Here's mine -

Life Goes On said...

Those look fantastic. Will have to give a try. I just tried Sweet Baby's Ray's sauce last week it was so good had to go and buy a bottle. Thanks for posting.Will give a try soon .

julie said...

Desi, this looks delicious! Nice work! And don't apologize for your pics, they're great!

Thanks so much for linking up to Family Friendly Fridays and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Lisa said...

Pineapple baked beans, what a sweet idea for a side dish.

Unknown said...

Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing and linking up!