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


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  • 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


  1. Brown ground beef with chopped onion; drain grease.
  2. Stir in cider vinegar, ketchup and brown sugar.
  3. Add bacon and remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook 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

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