DL, why didn't I think of that?
I guess that's why you're makin' the big bucks!
Jabbur, I can see no need for any fancy recipe for your Russian dressing substitute. The main reason the Russian dressing appears in your recipe is because it's a quick and easy recipe, and the dressing provides several ingredients in one convenient item. I googled several recipes and here's the one
that looked most suited:
1 C. mayonnaise
1/4 C. chili sauce, cocktail sauce or ketchup
1 T. prepared horseradish
1 t. minced onion
Just mix the ingredients above, then stir in your crushed pineapple, proceed as in your original recipe.
You can also bake this recipe: 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
I make a very similar recipe that you might like to try some time:
4 skinless chicken breasts or 8 skinless chicken thighs
18 oz. jar of apricot preserves
8 oz. Russian salad dressing (bottle, or use sub above)
1 sm. can chunk pineapple
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
Lightly grease or oil a casserole dish to prevent sticking. (Spray oil is perfect.) Put chicken pieces in dish, pour combined ingredients over top, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Either recipe is perfect for "just got home from work, don't wanna cook, don't wanna go out, don't wanna order delivery." Takes 5 minutes to prepare. No need to watch it cook.