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Calico Bean Casserole Recipe

To round out any fireside meal. Evelyn Pedersen of West Concord, Minnesota shares her hearty, meaty bean casserole. "Serve it with corn bread on a cold winter day," she suggests.—Evelyn Pedersen, West Concord, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard


  • 1. In a medium skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towel to drain. Discard drippings. In the same skillet, cook beef and onion until beef is no longer pink; drain. Combine bacon, beef, onion and remaining ingredients in an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes. Yield: 8-10 servings.