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Slow Cooker Calico Beans Recipe

Slow Cooker Calico Beans Recipe

With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original recipe but turn up the flavor. The savory veggie blend balances the sweetness of the baked beans. —David Dixon, Shaker Heights, OH
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:15 servings


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) vegetarian baked beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until heated through. Yield: 15 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 195 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 859mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 8g fiber), 9g protein.

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curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 254298
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2016

"This is my go-to baked bean recipe and I've made it many times now. They have so much flavor! It is a truly enormous batch, so if you don't need a lot of baked beans, I recommend halving the recipe or just couting on a lot of leftovers. Excellent for a crowd!"

JLD49 User ID: 3730693 230548
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"So easy to make and delicious. I'll definitely make this recipe again."

mdbull4 User ID: 3722378 228825
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"This is a fantastic recipe! I never cared for baked beans but homemade is way better :) I have made this several times, some as directed, and this last time I changed it (we no longer eat sugar) by using marinara sauce instead of ketchup & honey (to taste, maybe 1/4 cup) instead of brown sugar. I also doubled the amount of onion & bell pepper & added garlic & fresh parsley. It was soooo good! Never got so many compliments from my family on a veggie dinner (we had it with potatoes & asparagus)."

TheDix User ID: 607421 177622
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"Excellent dish. Loved that I could use my slow cooker. I used banana peppers as my garden is full of them. Will make and take on an upcoming family camping vacation."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 115642
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"Neither of us could put our finger on it but it just had a funny taste."

iobible User ID: 4544713 126658
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

"Excellent recipe. It works great in a slow cooker, I let it cook on high for several hours stirring occasionally, then turned to low. Also, I used Olive Oil instead of Canola to sauté the veggies and it is really good!!"

marilynm User ID: 1585942 194873
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"I may have added a bit more Worcestershire sauce as I didn't measure carefully. It turned out well. I will make it again."

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