Bacon Pineapple Chili

Enjoy this Bacon Pineapple Chili recipe with only 7 ingredients, easy enough to make for company, on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Bacon Pineapple Chili

Do you consider yourself and chili expert? Would you love to get to go to New York? Well, here’s a chance for you, but there’s only a few days left …

But first, one of our family favorite dishes to enjoy in the wintertime is a bowl of Bacon Pineapple Chili Beans. Coming off the mountain from hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing, it’s easy to whip up a batch of chili and have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Bacon Pineapple Chili

This past weekend, with all my family home for the holidays, I created a simple chili recipe with pineapple and bacon, cilantro and chili powder. One thing I love about making homemade chili is enjoying the aroma–getting all the toppings together, and letting the anticipation build, while the family smells the delicious chili simmering on the stove. Anticipation is good, right? It’s also the meal that keeps on giving, as in it’s easy to keep adding beans to the recipe to stretch it, if more guests show up! Have you ever had that happen? We have! :)

Bacon Pineapple Chili

Bacon Pineapple Chili

Bacon and pineapple pair very well together – we love the combo on pizza, so of course pineapple and bacon would be great in chili! This recipe packs quite a bit of punch, for only a few ingredients, which makes it not only a quick meal to make (have some last-minute guests stopping by?) but it’s so easy, anyone would feel like a master chef after completing this recipe.

Bacon Pineapple Chili

Cook the bacon and onion together. Add a couple cans of Bush’s White Chili Beans and pineapple salsa.

Bacon Pineapple Chili

Win a trip to NYC

To celebrate this shared passion for great chili, BUSH’S Beans is hosting a Chili Cook-Off, to give you the chance to show-off your chili making skills with chili-lovers everywhere.

Together with The Daily Meal, BUSH’S Chili Beans is hosting a contest that will award two lucky winners (and their guests!) an amazing trip to New York, to take part in a BUSH’S Chili Beans Kitchen Collaboration Demo Video.

There you will be paired with BUSH’S Culinary Expert, chef Jeffrey Saad, who will work with you to create a whole new chili, using your recipe as the base. Your video will be shared with over 15.3 million monthly users, and your winning chili collaboration will be added to The Daily Meal recipes section for all to enjoy!

Jeffrey is full of energy and fun, as you’ve probably seen him on Next Food Network, The Spice Smuggler, and Cooking Channel’s United Tastes of America. His cookbook, Jeffrey Saad’s Global Kitchen: Recipes Without Borders, I’ve personally cooked many recipes from. I love his cooking style!

Enter the contest #BushsChiliCookOff

Want to meet Jeffrey? Here are more details, friends. Click HERE.

Create your chili recipe using BUSH’S Beans and submit it here. Be sure and share your recipe on your social media channels with #BushsChiliCookOff.

Who’s judging the contest? The Daily Meal editorial team will judge recipes based on creativity, simplicity, versatility, and photo quality.

The deadline is January 8, so get your recipe entered ASAP!

My family already said I won: Mom, this chili is out of this world!

That’s enough for this mama to be happy! :)

What simple ingredients do you add to make your signature family chili?

Bacon Pineapple Chili

Enjoy this Bacon Pineapple Chili recipe with only 7 ingredients, easy enough to make and serve in 30 minutes,
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Bacon Pineapple Chili

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 -6


  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 12 oz. bacon uncured apple smoked bacon, cut in small pieces
  • 2 cans Bush’s White Chili Beans with mild chili sauce do not drain
  • 2 cups pineapple salsa or pineapple mango salsa
  • 1-2 tsp. chili powder
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup cilantro


  • In a large skillet on medium heat, fry the bacon for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the chopped onion. Stir until bacon is cooked and onion is soft. Drain off the bacon fat.
  • Add the 2 cans of chili beans (do not drain), salsa, and chili powder. Mix together; salt to taste.
  • Heat on medium low for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in chopped cilantro. Serve!

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White Bean Chicken Chili {Reluctant Entertainer}

Roasted Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili {Good Life Eats}

This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Enjoy this Bacon Pineapple Chili recipe with only 7 ingredients, easy enough to make and serve in 30 minutes


9 comments on “Bacon Pineapple Chili”

  1. Excellent idea, I think I am going to make one large one for my sons birthday.

  2. This chili leaves me speechless! Loving just the THOUGHT of the sweet pineapple with the salty savory bacon. Definitely giving this a shot this season!

  3. LOVE that you added pineapple! I bet it offsets the spiciness perfectly! This looks incredible.

  4. Okay, this combo totally has me thinking about dinner! And what a great giveaway, who doesn’t love NYC??!!!

  5. oh Sandy, I love these flavors!! Can’t wait to make this chili for my family!!

  6. What a unique and awesome sounding chili recipe!  I always make double batches of ours so that I can stick the extras in the freezer for easy dinners.

  7. I could honestly live on chili! I’ve been doubling all my batches to have for lunches!

  8. I can’t tell you enough how good this looks to me! I love pineapple combined with the heat from chili! Sweet heat is always delicious! I love to add a little cinnamon or chocolate (or both) to my chili for something something.  :) 

  9. I would have to try this…..pineapple and chili seems strange to me…lol, but I’m weird like that…certain combos seem weird, but then I try them and go “oh, that is good”. :)

    I love adding quinoa to my chili, especially if I’m leaving out the meat. It just makes it a bit heartier

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