Calico Beans

Calico Beans Recipe

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Gayle Maddox


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

★★★★★ 2 votes
8 - 10
45 Min
45 Min


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2 can(s)
baked beans
2 can(s)
butter beans
2 can(s)
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
chopped sweet onion - use whole onion if small. can also use red onion if preferred.

How to Make Calico Beans


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

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About Calico Beans

Course/Dish: Beef, Side Casseroles, Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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