Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe

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Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe
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Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe

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These filling cowboy beans 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
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 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

Directions

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.
Originally published as Cowboy Calico Beans in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p79

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 326 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 808mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 10g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 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
  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Cowboy Calico Beans in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p79

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bealler4 User ID: 3404344 285003
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2018

"Delicious! When I took them to a family function...my brother wouldn’t stop eating them!"

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Sherrie User ID: 9382871 280222
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2017

"Tebecca, lima beans and butter beans are two different beans. Each has its own distinctive flavor."

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miltons User ID: 4469205 279845
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2017

"Very, very good. Always take this to a Christmas eve family potluck, and come home with an empty pot. But this year I have some leftover (hard to believe) bbq baby back ribs, and instead of hamburg, I wonder------. To Rebecca ...no I don't think they're the same thing. Certainly don't taste the same. I like to use baby butter beans, and a splash of maple syrup."

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Rebecca User ID: 9338951 278447
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2017

"I am wanting to make this dish but am wanting to know why the recipe would call for 16 ounces of butter beans and 15.25 oz of lima beans. Aren't they the same thing? If the intention is to add two cans, why wouldn't it call for 2-16 oz cans of either lima or butter beans?"

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Staceyhoff1972 User ID: 6913345 274853
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2017

"I love this recipe. I especially like you can use any kind of beans you have on hand but you do need the pork and beans. Yummo"

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racingfan3 User ID: 2553275 257213
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2016

"I made a double batch for a church supper. Everyone loved them. So I have a pot on now to have for my

Thanksgiving dinner."

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Lstrange User ID: 5890429 255404
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"I like these beans! I've made them about 10 times, Sweet, sour, meaty, Good!"

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 249019
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"Delicious!"

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raelin3 User ID: 3090599 232203
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Love this!!"

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 228444
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"Love this recipe, and so do my guests! Have made many times...sometimes adding a bit of crumbled bacon as well. I mix the bean variety too. Great dish to bring to potlucks."

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