Calico Beans

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Ingredients

  • ½ pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cans (16-ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1 can (15-ounce) kidney beans
  • 1 can (15-ounce) lima beans
  • 1 can (15-ounce) navy beans
  • 1 can (15-ounce) butter beans
  • 1 can (15-ounce) pinto beans

Number of Servings : 12

Directions

  1. Fry bacon in skillet until crisp. Discard all fat.
  2. Brown ground beef and onion in same skillet.
  3. Drain beans (do not drain the pork and beans).
  4. Combine all ingredients.
  5. Bake, covered, at 350° for 45 minutes.

NOTE: Calico Beans freeze well.