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Calico Beans

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.


10 servings

Updated: Apr. 01, 2023
Packed full of beef, beans and bacon, this calico beans recipe is one of my favorites. Serve it as a hearty side or main dish. —Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
Calico Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 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
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. cast-iron pan or baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until the beans are as thick as desired, 45-60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 260 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 826mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 7g fiber), 18g protein.

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