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Calico Beans Recipe
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Calico Beans Recipe

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I made this once for my dad and now my mom has to make it often. It's one of his favorites. --Suzanne Kern
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces bacon, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (21 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 304 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 1,015 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings.
  2. In the same skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Combine the beef mixture, bacon, beans, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and salt. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-60 minutes or until the beans are as thick as desired. Recipe can be easily doubled for a larger group. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Calico Beans in Reminisce Extra April 1993, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 304 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 1,015 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 20 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

Misplaced the Taste of Homes this came in so had to go on line to look it up. We just love this recipe for calico beans, I do add one more thing, 1/2 tsp of liquid smoke (or adjust to your taste). Makes it taste like cooked over an open fire.

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

Love this recipe! It's always requested for our 4th of July party!. I actually make it without the hamburger (hey, what the heck your hamburgers are grillin' later anyway!) and throw it in the crock pot on low for 4-6 hours and voila' , sit back, light a sparkler, grab a cold one and enjoy the party!

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Reviewed May. 26, 2014

This is a family favorite.

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Reviewed May. 21, 2014

I am looking for a bean recipe similar to one that I had about a year ago. This isn't it but it's very, very good. Good enough for me to almost stop looking. I made this without the beef and it was still excellent. It was simple to put together in a short period of time.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2014

back in the early 80's my sister-in-law gave me this recipe. we were young parents and in college. this was a great recipe. it tasted great, it was filling, it was cheap to make. over the years i had forgotten about this recipe. it was just a few weeks ago i was thinking about this recipe but did not know the name of it. i was looking in a Ginny's magazine and saw a recipe for calico beans. i almost jumped out of my skin. i was over joyed to see this recipe. i now have it back in my recipe box. i will never loose this recipe again. i love it. yum!

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