This was good and filling; I used some leftover Easter ham to make this recipe. The directions did not say whether to drain the pineapple or not. So I did drain and save the juice, figuring I could add it back in later if needed. The result was rather thick, so I would say if you want thick beans, then drain the pineapple juice, If you want Juicy beans, then leave the juice (or some portion of it) in. Also, I probably would have preferred to use crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits instead of chunks.