Calico Beans. Nourishing, satisfying and the best pot of beans you’ll ever tango with. A great line up of beans, bacon and a perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
Planning a late Summer BBQ, you know, the one you’ve been putting off and you’re afraid you’re losing track of warm weather gatherings? This recipe feeds a crowd and is great for a pot luck or back yard BBQ.
The perfect combination of sweet and tangy, bacon is involved and canned beans makes this Calico Bean recipe is easy to make. Perfect in my book. A few years ago, our company, Heritage Title, formed a committee and published a cookbook to sell with the proceeds earmarked for charity.
This recipe comes from my direct supervisor, April Kovari, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. After hearing several co-workers singing its praises, I’ve wanted to make this pot of beans for a long time. I have no idea what took me so long, it’s a great recipe.
When the book was published and available for sale, I bought a stock pile. I’ve given them as gifts and have a couple left. I’ll be giving one away to a reader who is interested and simply leaves a comment that you’d like to win the book. It’s 120 pages of recipes submitted by the finest group of Title folks in Colorado. Lots of goodness here. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Contest ends August 16, midnight.
::::drum roll and now for the recipe:
- 1 ounce can kidney beans drained 15 can
- 1 ounce can butter beans drained 15 can
- 1 ounce can lima beans drained 15 can
- 2 ounce large cans Bush's baked beans not drained 28 cans
- 1 pound bacon cut up
- 4 small sweet onions
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 t . garlic salt
Brown bacon. Once cooked, remove to a plate and drain half the grease off. Sautee onion in bacon drippings until soft. Add brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and garlic salt. Simmer 20 minutes. Add all of the beans to the sauce and mix. Mix half the bacon into the beans and crumble the rest on top. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 50 minutes.
Calico Beans…It’s what’s for your next Pot Luck.