Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 304 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 1015mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 7g fiber), 20g protein.
Oct 31, 2019
Like other reviews, this is a favorite childhood recipe. I always double it, because it is that good. I often prepare it ahead of time, then warm it up in the crockpot at a church function.
Mar 19, 2018
This is a favorite of mine since childhood. I love the tangy sweetness of the sauce mingled with the bacon flavor. Mmmmm... so good! Mom always used lima instead of butter beans for added color, and I usually do the same. Now my husband is a big fan of this dish as well. Works great in the crockpot as well.
Mar 8, 2017
I have made this recipe several times. Can even make in crock pot too. We love them!Barb
May 19, 2016
I made this and sent it with my husband to a potluck. He came home with an empty dish--so I guess it was a hit! I could not find butter beans in the store so I used black beans. I added about 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke. I will save this recipe and make it again.
Oct 18, 2015
We made this at our Girl Scout overnight for a hearty lunch served with cornbread. It was a big hit and very tasty and filling after a morning hike! Easy for the girls (12 and 13) to prep and serve.
Jul 3, 2015
I have made this dish for potlucks and family dinners numerous times and am always asked for the recipe. I use a 13 by 9 inch baking dish and add an interesting twist by turning the oven up to 400 degrees during the last 10-15 minutes and topping the beans with canned biscuits (Grands are great!) and sprinkling shredded cheese on top of the biscuits. Bake until the biscuits are fluffy and brown.
Jun 29, 2015
Just took these to my niece's wedding reception! A gal searched me out as I was leaving with my crockpot to find out "who made those beans!!" Made my day! Best and easiest recipe ever!!!
Dec 28, 2014
Very good, exactly the recipe I was looking for! Doubled it and took it for Christmas dinner, still had plenty of leftovers. I used recipe ready bacon bits and no one could tell!
Jul 17, 2014
Misplaced the Taste of Homes this came in so had to go on line to look it up. We just love this recipe for calico beans, I do add one more thing, 1/2 tsp of liquid smoke (or adjust to your taste). Makes it taste like cooked over an open fire.
Jun 25, 2014
Love this recipe! It's always requested for our 4th of July party!. I actually make it without the hamburger (hey, what the heck your hamburgers are grillin' later anyway!) and throw it in the crock pot on low for 4-6 hours and voila' , sit back, light a sparkler, grab a cold one and enjoy the party!