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Calico Beans

Five types of beans--including kidney beans and butter beans--and bacon make this healthy recipe a potluck picnic favorite.

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Bake: 1 hr 375°F

Calico Beans



  1. In a skillet cook onion, bacon, and garlic until bacon is crisp and onion is tender; drain. In a bowl combine onion mixture, lima beans, pork and beans, red kidney beans, butter beans, garbanzo beans, catsup, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Transfer bean mixture to a 3-quart casserole. Bake, covered, in a 375 degree F oven for 1 hour.
  2. Makes 12 to 16 side-dish servings.

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Slow cooker directions:

Prepare bean mixture as above. Transfer to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts (Calico Beans)

    Per serving:
  • 245 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 5 mg chol.,
  • 882 mg sodium,
  • 47 g carb.,
  • 9 g fiber,
  • 19 g sugar,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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