Calico Beans

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Temp Low

Calico Beans – easy slow cooked calico beans

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Ground beef
  • 1 Can Green Lima Beans
  • 1 Pound Bacon
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 2 Cans Pork and Beans
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 Pinch Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Step One

    Brown the ground beef and chopped onion and drain

  2. Step Two

    Drain the kidney and lima beans

  3. Step Three

    Add all ingredients in slow cooker

  4. Step Four

    Cook on low heat for at least 4 hours

Crockin' Reviews Add Review
  1. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    YAY Connie!! Sounds like your crock is rockin’!

    Linda…bacon can be a little tricky in the crock only because some people like theirs extra crispy and others don’t. If you like yours crispy, then just fry it up a little first (not too much though) and cut it in thirds before your throw it in your crock. It’s really just a preference.

  2. Connie S.

    I made this for a cookout my brother had on Saturday. I left the hamburger out. This dish was a huge success! I should have made a double batch. My husband was upset because he didn’t get to have seconds :) I cut up and half cooked the bacon before adding it to the beans.

  3. Linda W.

    This recipe doesn’t say WHAT to do with the bacon…do you fry it and then cut it up into pieces or crumble it? Do you just lay the strips of raw bacon in, whole? Chop up the raw bacon and add it to the mix? What should we do?

  4. Tiffany M.

    Amie, try not crisping your bacon. The crock will cook it. Maybe you’re overcooking it, girl!

  5. Amie L.

    I LOVE Calico Beans, and I would love to try this recipe for a potluck we have coming up. The only problem is the bacon. Whenever I add bacon to a crockpot recipe, it always ends up kind of rubbery, like it hasn’t been cooked all the way. I brown it very crisp before I add it to the crockpot. What am I doing wrong? Any tips?

  6. LYNDA M.

    THIS IS MY HUSBAND AND SONS FAVORITE BEAN RECIPE, MAKE THEM AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH OR MORE
    EASY TO THROW TOGETHER AND GO !!!

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