Calico Beans (Baked Beans W/ 3 Kinds of Beans)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is one of my favorite cookout side dishs! My Aunt Char makes these all the time and I finaly got the recipe from her! They are a great side dish with hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad...the list goes on and they are yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon until crisp.
  2. Drain.
  3. Fry ground beef in fat until tender.
  4. Combine onion, ketchup, salt, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and partly drain beans in a 3 quart oven container.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add hamburger and crumbled bacon.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.


Most Helpful

This recipe is awesome! I put all the ingredients in the crockpot and set it on low for 3 hours. My husband is a huge fan of baked beans and said these are the best he has ever tasted.

michalum83 August 29, 2009

I made these for my husband to take to work for a pre-Thanksgiving pot luck. Major hit...glad I didn't 'keep it simple, and just make beans' as he asked. They went so fast that they were gone before he got to them, and I made a BIG batch! I DOUBLED the recipe and made a couple of small changes; I didn't double the ground beef, using 1 1/2 lbs total. I browned the ground beef in the bacon fat, (Had to take off my *Food Police* hat for that one!) adding the onion and about 1/2 tsp garlic powder half way to done. Then I drained any extra fat before adding it to the rest of the recipe. I used 9 slices bacon and 1 cup of brown sugar-it was plenty sweet. I also added a can of tomato sauce and a can of drained black beans for more color. Also, a teaspoon of Liquid Smoke gave a nice touch of flavor. I drained all beans except the pork and beans. I saved the liquid from the kidney beans in case it got too dry while baking, but I didn't need it. This recipe is a keeper for many reasons; it's quick, economical, looks pretty and best of all, tastes great! Thanks Jen.

Food Police November 24, 2007

Absolutely wonderful! My Mom used to make these, and I lost her recipe. These are just like hers! Didn't have butter beans, so I used white kidney along with the red kidney beans. It doesn't matter really. These would be great with any kind of beans!

MailbagMary August 08, 2015

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