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calico beans

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Gayle Maddox
Atlanta, GA

Great dish for picnics and potluck or a cold winter day!

(2 ratings)
yield 8 - 10
prep time 45 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For calico beans

  • 2 can
    baked beans
  • 2 can
    butter beans
  • 2 can
    red kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 lb
    low sodium bacon
  • 2 Tbsp
    light molasses
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2
    chopped sweet onion - use whole onion if small. can also use red onion if preferred.

How To Make calico beans

  • 1
    Brown ground beef in skillet and drain
  • 2
    Add canned beans in pot and heat
  • 3
    Place bacon on paper plate and layer, separated by paper towels. Place in microwave for 10 minutes or until done.
  • 4
    Add beef and bacon to bean mixture with molasses and brown sugar.
  • 5
    Simmer until well heated and slightly bubbly. Pour into casserole dish and serve. Tastes good when reheated. Can also be made in a crock pot.