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
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Calico Beans

Ingredients
1
cup chopped onion (1 large)
6
slices bacon, cut up
1
clove garlic, minced
1
16 ounce can lima beans, drained
1
16 ounce can pork and beans in tomato sauce
1
15 1/2 ounce can red kidney beans, drained
1
15 ounce can butter beans, drained
1
15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
3/4
cup catsup
1/2
cup molasses
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon prepared mustard
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  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.

From the Test Kitchen

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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