Saucy Calico Beans Recipe

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Saucy Calico Beans Recipe
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Saucy Calico Beans Recipe

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4.5 20 21
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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 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 brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°.
Stir beans into the sauce mixture. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Calico Beans in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p17

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 276 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein.

  • 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
  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onions and bacon until onions are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add brown sugar, vinegar and mustard; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Stir beans into the sauce mixture. Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Calico Beans in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p17

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TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 274905
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2017

"Too sweet for us. Would make again using less sugar and try adding green pepper and maybe some catsup."

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 259989
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

"I thought this was really good served with roast beef sandwiches and potato salad. I don't like lima beans so I substituted 1 can black beans and 1 can white kidney beans."

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leamarie User ID: 2470165 61236
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"Just the right amount of sweet and savory. Tastes just like my aunt's calico beans that I've loved since I was a little girl!"

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nhatalsky User ID: 1457645 73614
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"A delicious family favorite! I dice my onions instead of halving and slicing, and I use great northern beans in place of the lima. This is also a great recipe for the slow cooker. After stirring in the beans, I put it all in my crock pot on low for 5 hours. The left-overs are tasty, too!"

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soupmaker1 User ID: 1599142 155744
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"Very saucy and good. I added chopped green pepper."

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getavilla User ID: 3505229 136300
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I've made this recipe several times. It's delicious as is but sometimes I like to change it a little....different beans, sauces, etc. Lots of compliments when I serve it."

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tammyjones1967 User ID: 4313072 150880
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"Yummy, yummy, yummy."

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lehmanj User ID: 5420529 75889
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"This is truly a winner. I use hamburger for a main dish and without if it is a side to hamburgers. Great either way. I use butter beans instead of lima beans and add ketchup as well."

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phutton User ID: 1557433 136298
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"Fixed these beans for a dinner party last weekend. I just received an invitation to a potluck. I was asked to please bring "those beans". I did use brown sugar splenda instead of regular brown sugar."

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medwmst User ID: 6098275 136296
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"I had found this recipe about five years ago, have made it numerous times for church gatherings, and it was a huge hit... well I moved and lost all my recipes, and was elated to have found it again on here!!! This recipe is absolutely amazing! I add either lil smokies or kielbasa to it to add to the flavor!"

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