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Saucy Calico Beans

 Saucy Calico Beans
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
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour

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

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, saute onions and bacon until onions are tender. Add
  • garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the brown sugar, vinegar and
  • mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20
  • minutes.
  • Stir in beans. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at
  • 350° for 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3/4
  • cup each).
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.