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Cowboy Calico Beans

 Cowboy Calico Beans
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
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours


  • 1 pound ground beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 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


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink; drain.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 326 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 808 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 22 g protein.