The Best Calico Beans

Jenni K


More interesting than your plain baked beans, these are the perfect side dish to burgers, brats, hotdogs, or whatever else you have at your summer cook-outs. Easy and delicious!


★★★★★ 2 votes

a lot!
20 Min
45 Min


  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 3-4
    strips bacon
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 can(s)
    (28 oz) baked beans
  • 1 can(s)
    (15.5 oz) dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz) lima beans, drained

How to Make The Best Calico Beans


  1. Cut up bacon into small pieces. Fry and set aside to drain on a paper towel.
  2. Brown ground beef with garlic salt and pepper, drain.
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients together (including bacon)
  4. Bake in a casserole dish at 350 for 45 minutes ~OR~ put all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 2 hours, or more, until ready to serve.

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