Make Ahead

Calico Beans

June 20, 2011
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  • Serves 8
Author Notes

This has been handed down in my family for several generations. We've had a family reunion in August on Lake Erie for almost 75 years, and these beans have been there as long as I can remember. They have a delicious sweet and sour flavor, and the ground beef and bacon make them very hearty. Men gobble this up! —DebGib

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 pound bacon, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 15.25 ounces can lima beans, drained
  • 16 ounces can pork 'n beans
  • 15 ounces can red kidney beans
  1. Brown together the bacon and onions. Drain.
  2. Add the ground beef and brown well.
  3. Add in all the other ingredients and stir well.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours in a large covered casserole.
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