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 tangy.
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.
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.
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- 15 ounce Kidney Beans canned, drained
- 15 ounce Butter beans canned, drained
- 15 ounce Lima beans canned, drained
- 56 ounce Bush's baked beans 2-28 ounce cans, not drained
- 1 pound bacon cut up
- 4 small sweet onions
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon 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.
Why Trust These Recipes? Lea Ann Brown has lived, worked and played in Colorado for 45 years. She has immersed herself in the Colorado Culinary space, is a Culinary School Graduate and publishes her Colorado food Blog, Cooking On The Ranch.