Crock Pot Calico Beans

Crock Pot Calico Beans is the perfect side dish for any bbq or family gathering. I mean who doesn't like Calico Beans?  In fact, we like it so much, I am known to make it as the main dish and serve it with cornbread and a salad.

These are not your grandmas baked beans.  These are over the top.  They are filling, rich, and leave you wanting more.  Don’t let me scared off by the lima beans.  Normally, I wont go near lima beans, but they are a whole other creature in this dish.

Gather all your friends and family for a summer BBQ potluck.  Wow them with these Calico Beans.

Crock Pot Calico Beans - Joyful Momma's Kitchen

Crock Pot Calico Beans

*Recipe courtesy of my Grammy*

1 lb ground beef

½ lb chopped bacon ( I use precooked from Costco)

1 cup chopped yellow onion

1 ½ cup katchup

¾ cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 lb can lima beans, drained

1 lb can kidney beans, drained

2 cans (1 lb each) pork and beans *not drained*

1. Brown ground beef and onion.  Drain and add to crock pot. *if you are using raw bacon, brown it with the beef*

2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.  Cook on low all day.


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  1. Can this be done w/ pinto beans vs lima? And if so, do you know about how much to use from a bag before soaking?


  2. Just Highlight the picture and the recipe- click copy and paste it to a blank page in word. You should be able to resize the picture. I usually save the picture at about 2.5 to 3 inches. you should be able to format the print. Leave the font or change to anything you like. I would highlight the page you are on in the browser and insert it in the footer so you know where you got the recipe. Hope this helps. Kathy

  3. i want to print this recipe it sounds great but i dont see a place to print it with am i missing it?

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