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Calico Beans

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

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces bacon, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 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

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 304 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 1,015 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 20 g protein.