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Saucy Calico Beans Recipe
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Saucy Calico Beans Recipe

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A picnic favorite, this saucy bean medley isn't overly sweet like some versions. The dish will be empty before you know it! —Pat Price Cook, Mission Viejo, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 5 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 276 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 608 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onions and bacon until onions are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Stir beans into the sauce mixture. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Calico Beans in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p17

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 276 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 608 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Reviews for Saucy Calico Beans

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"Just the right amount of sweet and savory. Tastes just like my aunt's calico beans that I've loved since I was a little girl!"

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"A delicious family favorite! I dice my onions instead of halving and slicing, and I use great northern beans in place of the lima. This is also a great recipe for the slow cooker. After stirring in the beans, I put it all in my crock pot on low for 5 hours. The left-overs are tasty, too!"

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"Very saucy and good. I added chopped green pepper."

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I've made this recipe several times. It's delicious as is but sometimes I like to change it a little....different beans, sauces, etc. Lots of compliments when I serve it."

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Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"Yummy, yummy, yummy."

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