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Hearty Calico Bean Bake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour


10 servings

For years, my mother made this savory-sweet bean dish. I was always thrilled when it was on the menu, and now I serve it often to my own family. You can vary the types of beans used, if you wish. —Heather Biedler Laura, Illinois


  • 1 can (16 ounces) pork and beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) cut wax beans, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until bubbly and heated through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 415 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 1130mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 10g fiber), 19g protein.

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