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Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Meals - Calico Beans

I'm going to share a family recipe - it seems that whenever I make this and bring it to a gathering, I later get asked to bring it again. It's a favorite in our house!

Hat tip to my mother-in-law for sharing this recipe with me many years ago!

CALICO BEANS
1 can of kidney beans (15 oz)
1 can of butter beans (15 oz)
1 large can of pork and beans or baked beans (28 oz)
1/2 lb of ground beef, cooked
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of ketchup
1 tsp of dry mustard (or I just use regular mustard)
1/2 tsp of liquid smoke

(the original recipe also calls for the following, but I don't put any of it in mine)
1 small onion, diced
1/2 lb of bacon, cut

Cook in crockpot on low for at least 4-5 hours. (Or original recipe calls for cooking in oven @ 350 for 1 hour).

1 comment:

Robin Hayes said...

I have this exact recipe, but we call them Comer Beans (they were a family reunion favorite). We definitely put in the onions and bacon though. We love it, and it's super easy to make a big batch to take to potlucks.