Having some friends over to watch the game? Not sure what to make for your next tailgate? Great food can help get everyone get their game face on!

Rania Harris is helping to do her part and get your pre-game party off to a great start with this week’s Heinz Red Zone recipe for Pineapple Baked Beans and Kielbasa!

Don’t forget to tune into the PNC Steelers Huddle Show each Saturday after the 11:00pm news on KDKA-TV for more of Rania’s recipes!

Pineapple Baked Beans and Kielbasa

2 pounds all-beef Kielbasa – cut into 1” chunks
4 (16-ounce) cans baked beans
2 (8-ounce) cans pineapple chunks
2 chopped medium onions
2 chopped red peppers
2 minced garlic cloves
2 cups Barbecue Sauce (see recipe below)
Salt and black pepper to taste

Barbecue Sauce Recipe:
1 1/2 cups Heinz® Ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Heinz® Apple Cider vinegar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons Heinz® Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce (or more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Barbecue Sauce:
1. Bring all ingredients to boil in heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

2. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes.

Pineapple Baked Beans and Kielbasa:
1. Place all ingredients, including barbecue sauce mixture, in a 5-quart slow cooker.

2. Mix well, cover, and cook on low for 4 hours.

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