Calico Beans

Calico Beans Recipe

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Lynda Gwin


My grandmother made this when I was a kid... You can add or subtract your favorite beans/meat. Lima beans are great in this!

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a crock pot full
20 Min
40 Min


1 lb
ground beef
1 c
onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
1/2 c
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3-4 slice
bacon, cooked, crumbled
1 #2 can(s)
lima beans w/bacon, undrained
1 lrg can(s)
pork and beans, drained
1 #2 can(s)
garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 can(s)
water chestnuts, sliced

How to Make Calico Beans


  • 1Brown ground beef with chopped onion; drain grease.
  • 2Stir in cider vinegar, ketchup and brown sugar.
  • 3Add bacon and remaining ingredients.
  • 4Cook in slow cooker or bake in 350 degree oven for approx 40 minutes.

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About Calico Beans

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #beans