Calico Beans

Calico Beans Recipe

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Kelly Zappanti


This is a family recipe that has been passed down to me. Everyone in the family loves it and its a spin off of regular chili. Its wonderful on those really cold winter days/nights.

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30 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


1/2 lb
bacon crumbled or 1 pkg of soft bacon bits
1 lb
1 c
chopped onion
1 can(s)
kidney beans, canned
1 can(s)
great northern beans
1 can(s)
pork and beans
1/2 c
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
white vinegar
1 dash(es)
salt and pepper for taste

How to Make Calico Beans


  • 1Brown 1/2 lb of bacon, drain, cool and break up into pieces. If you don't want to use real bacon buy a 1 pkg of bacon bits and they work just good. Brown 1 lb of hamburger and 1 cup of chopped onion. Put those three ingredients into a slow cooker.
  • 2Add the kidney beans, northern beans, pork & beans, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and salt & pepper to slow cooker. Salt and pepper is for taste so add more or less as needed for flavor.
  • 3Cook in slow cooker for 2-2 1/2 hours making sure juices are not too soupy.

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About Calico Beans

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Winter Comfort