Aunt Ethel's Calico Beans

Kathie Carr


This recipe was among my Mom's handwritten recipes. It is an old one and got a lot of use at family gatherings.


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10 Min
30 Min


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1 lb
lean ground beef
1 c
finely diced onion
1/2 lb
bacon, cut in bite sized pieces
1 can(s)
(15 ounces) pork and beans
1 can(s)
(15 ounces) butter beans, drained
1 can(s)
(15 ounces) kidney beans, drained
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
dry mustard
1/2 tsp

How to Make Aunt Ethel's Calico Beans


  • 1Brown beef and onion in a large, deep skillet. Drain. Add bacon and cook until bacon is done but not crisp. Do not drain.

    Add remaining ingredients, mix well, and cook, uncovered, on low heat, at a simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir frequently. Serve hot.

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Course/Dish: Vegetables

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