Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe
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Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe

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This filling dish is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up North for a "girl's weekend." The husbands and kids are left at home, but the slow cooker comes with us!—Julie Butsch, Hartland, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 326 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 808mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 10g fiber), 22g protein

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar and mustard; add to meat mixture. Stir in the beans. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cowboy Calico Beans in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p79

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"Delicious!"

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Love this!!"

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"Love this recipe, and so do my guests! Have made many times...sometimes adding a bit of crumbled bacon as well. I mix the bean variety too. Great dish to bring to potlucks."

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"This is a nice, easy recipe. I love that is is made in the slow cooker. Since it makes a good amount, it's a nice dish to make for a get-together and can be served right out of the slow cooker. It's not the most attractive dish, but it tastes really good!"

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"/ add a can of pinto beans just because we like them a lot and crumbled bacon on top before serving. Otherwise, I follow it as written. Really, really good for a cookout or a cool fall supper."

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