Calico Beans

4.5 of 5 (4)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 393.2
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.5 mg
  • Sodium: 829.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 61.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.0 g
  • Protein: 25.7 g

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Great filler upper. High fiber. High protein. Use no salt added beans for lower sodium. Great filler upper. High fiber. High protein. Use no salt added beans for lower sodium.
Number of Servings: 8


    * 8 ounces bacon, about 10 to 12 slices (Used Turkey Bacon - 4 slices)
    * 1 pound extra lean ground beef (nutrition figured using 96% lean)
    * 1 cup chopped onion
    * 1/2 cup brown sugar
    * 1 tbsp. dry mustard (regular mustard can be substituted)
    * 2 cans pork and beans
    * 1 can lima beans or butter beans, drained
    * 1 can kidney beans, drained
    * 1/2 cup ketchup
    * 1 tbsp. vinegar


Brown bacon, ground beef, and chopped onions. Combine drained ground beef mixture in slow cooker with remaining ingredients; cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 5 hours.

NOTE: From with some modifications. It can also be baked for 1 hr instead of using the slow cooker or just cook on the stovetop.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMMYNEV.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    We love this recipe. Nice and easy and quick to make. Love my crockpot and on a cold winter day, this is perfect! - 11/8/12

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    Loved this recipe - really fills you up. I omitted the vinegar and added about 1/2 more Tablespoon of mustard. In addition, I used totally different beans: black, red, and pinto beans in addition to one can of baked beans...Was Awesome!!!! - 7/14/12

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    Very Good
    I ate this just for dinner. Its like a little meal in itself. very good. - 6/5/12

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I going to try this for the next potluck at church. - 8/20/09

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    Very Good
    took this to my family reunion and it was a hit - 8/20/09