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Calico Beans Recipe

Calico Beans

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"This casserole is the best! I take it to pot lucks, picnics, camping trips, etc."

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).
  2. Place bacon and ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a four quart casserole dish, mix together the bacon, ground beef, pork and beans, kidney beans, butter beans, lima beans, ketchup, onion, vinegar, dry mustard and celery.
  4. Cover and bake for 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 04, 2005

These are fantastic. I don't know anyone who can eat only one helping...very addicting. I prefer to make mine in the crockpot so they don't burn. The texture seems to be better as well this way.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 13, 2006

I made this recipe exactly, and thought it was just ok. This is something that I would probably only make twice a year. I probably won't use celery next time. I might just use less brown sugar next time too because it was very sweet. My boyfriend said it tasted like pork and beans with meat. My other friend who ate it put sour cream in it, my guess was because it was so sweet, but I'm not for sure. I didn't ask him what that tasted like though. I'm usually a big eater, but I was only able to eat one bowl of this, and not even a full bowl. We did eat all that I had made though. I'll try it again sometime with a couple changes.

Apr 05, 2006

This turned out very well. I followed the recipe exactly. Next time I think I might substitute drained black beans for the butter beans for a more interesting color contrast.

May 31, 2007

Great flavor!! I would use Barbecue sauce instead of ketchup for a bit more "perk"

Jul 15, 2007

This was much too sweet for my family's liking. The catsup is already sweetened ao a cup of brown sugar is too much. I think 1/2 cup would have been better. Also, the bacon is a nice addition but if I make this again I will fry it first then brown the beef in the bacon drippings and add the crumbled bacon to the dish just before serving.

Dec 21, 2005

good stuff!! if you like the sweet/salty combination you will love this. I just used 1 can of kidney, 1 can butter and 1 can of pork n' beans and there was plenty of beans in it - no need for soo many beans! yummy!

Feb 14, 2007

Delicious! I used less sugar and malt vinegar because I didn't have white wine vinegar. No celery & I only had hormel bacon pieces. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 23, 2010

use only 1/2 cup of brown sugar, decrease vinegar to 2 tbs, skip celery


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  • Calories
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 10.1 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 953 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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