1/2 Photos of The Best Cowboy-Calico Beans
1 hr 20 mins
These are the BEST! I've been making this recipe for over 20 years now, and it's always a HIT with my family and friends! Great for BBQ's, potlucks, camping etc. Can be made in the oven or in the crockpot, and it freezes and reheats well.
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- 1/2 lb ground beef (round or sirloin)
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 (16 ounce) cans pork and beans, undrained
- 1 (16 ounce) can butter beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup catsup
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (I use Hunt's original or hickory)
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard (Coleman's)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (do not add any salt)
- 1/2-1 teaspoon chili powder, to taste
- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- 2Brown beef, bacon and onion in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat.
- 3Add beans and remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.
- 4Pour into two (1 1/2- quart each) buttered baking dishes.
- 5Bake uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until beans reach desired thickness (do not stir---a nice chewy, crispy crust will form, which is my favorite part--yum!).
- 6Alternatively, place in a buttered crock pot and heat on low for about 4 hours, uncover during the last hour of cooking if you like your beans thick.
- 7Freezes/reheats well.
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Nutritional Facts for The Best Cowboy-Calico Beans
Serving Size: 1 (219 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 313.8
- Calories from Fat 73
- Total Fat 8.1 g
- Saturated Fat 2.8 g
- Cholesterol 23.8 mg
- Sodium 736.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.9 g
- Sugars 21.3 g
- Protein 12.6 g