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Calico Beans with Beef and Bacon

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars
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"These hearty beans full of ground beef and bacon are great for a picnic or potluck."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 786
Original recipe yields 5 servings (4 to 6 servings)

Directions

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  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; 20.4 99.2 54.4 82 1461 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

We've made these for years, and they're requested everytime our family gathers. We add a cup of kethcup, a tbs of molasses, and use 2- 15 oz cans of Bushs Best Beans in place of the 15 oz of ba...

Most helpful critical review

First of all I slow-cooked them for about 7 hrs. When i first blended them I did'nt care for the flavor at all. Too much mustard and sugar. But after simmering for 7 hrs. they greatly improved.

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We've made these for years, and they're requested everytime our family gathers. We add a cup of kethcup, a tbs of molasses, and use 2- 15 oz cans of Bushs Best Beans in place of the 15 oz of ba...

I had a recipe similar to this but I lost it. These beans turned out pretty good the first time I made them, but the second time I added some ketchup, worchestershire sauce and molasses and tha...

This is my husband's favorite meal! I have to make it at least once a week. I do add one teaspoon of dry mustard and instead of lima beans I use baby butter beans. I have even used chili bean...

I love to put this together and cook it in the slow cooker all morning. It's a great pot-luck offering.

I used several kinds of beans and added kielbasa. Cook on low for several hours in a crockpot.

These were amazing. From young kids to adults they all loved them. As other people had mentioned I added 1 cup of Ketchup, a tbs of molasses and 2-15 oz cans of Bush’s Best Red Beans in place ...

First of all I slow-cooked them for about 7 hrs. When i first blended them I did'nt care for the flavor at all. Too much mustard and sugar. But after simmering for 7 hrs. they greatly improved.

Reduced the amount of the ground beef slightly. Used frozen chopped onions and precooked bacon as timesavers.

I added molasses and a bit more mustard, but it was the hit of the party and people were scooping it into plastic containers to take home before the football game was over.