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If you are looking for a delicious chili recipe no beans, then you will love this no bean Hawaiian chili recipe.

I wanted to create a chili recipe with no beans that would work for people following the Paleo diet.



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This no bean Hawaiian chili was a huge success with my entire family and both of my daughters asked me to make it again tomorrow.

I guess it is safe to say that I will add this to our regular meal planning schedule!

Yield: 4-6

no bean Hawaiian chili recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

This Hawaiian chili recipe has no beans and boasts the perfect combination of sweet and heat.


  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2.5 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 large sweet onion
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 small pineapple
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Brown and season (with salt and pepper) 2 lbs ground pork in the 2 tsp coconut oil.
  2. Once brown, add all remaining ingredients (except the pineapple).
  3. Mix thoroughly and bake for 2.5 hours at 225 degrees (covered).
  4. Add in one small chopped up pineapple and bake for an additional 30 min.

If you do cook the chili in a cast iron dutch oven, be sure to remove chili to serve and to store as it is not good to let tomato base items and cast iron sit together after cooking.


If you are a fan of beans, you may want to try my turkey chili recipe that uses homemade salsa.


So tell me, have you ever had a no bean chili or a Hawaiian chili?

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Debbie White-Beattie

Thursday 26th of December 2019

I like everything about this recipe except for the pineapple because I'm not really a fan

Elaine Buonsante

Saturday 19th of September 2015

I always thought that chili had to have beans in it...this is a great new twist that I'd like to try!


Friday 26th of December 2014

Can I make this in the slow cooker?

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Wednesday 7th of May 2014

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Michelle L

Monday 17th of March 2014

Thanks for the recipe.

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