Calico Beans


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 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 15.5 ounce can red kidney beans, drained

  • 1 15 ounce can butter beans, drained

  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained

  • ¾ cup catsup

  • ½ cup molasses

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  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.

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 (per serving)

245 Calories
3g Fat
47g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 882mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 39%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 775mg 16%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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