Calico Beans with Beef and Bacon


These hearty beans full of ground beef and bacon are great for a picnic or potluck.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • ½ pound bacon

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can lima beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, undrained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pork and beans

  • 2 tablespoons ground dry mustard

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. In the same skillet, crumble ground beef and cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Mix in onion and continue to saute until beef is browned and onion is golden. Drain grease if desired.

  3. In a 4 quart casserole dish, mix together bacon, beef, onion, lima beans, kidney beans, pork and beans, dry mustard, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Cover dish and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

786 Calories
20g Fat
99g Carbs
54g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 786
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 1461mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 31g 110%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 231mg 18%
Iron 12mg 67%
Potassium 1933mg 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.