The Best Cowboy-Calico Beans

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
1 hr

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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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown beef, bacon and onion in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat.
  3. Add beans and remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.
  4. Pour into two (1 1/2- quart each) buttered baking dishes.
  5. Bake 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!).
  6. Alternatively, 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.
  7. Freezes/reheats well.