Calico Beans, Beans, & More Beans

"I've been "tweaking" this recipe for about 10 years now. This version is my absolute favorite, and I've had many requests for the recipe. I've never found a bean I didn't enjoy in this dish yet. (Well, maybe not green or yellow wax!) Originally got the first recipe from a friend I worked with."
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  • In large skillet or Dutch oven brown hamburger; as you are doing this add the envelope of onion soup mix.
  • When hamburger/soup mix is browned, add can of Manwich BOLD.
  • Next lightly rinse all beans except the Bushes baked beans.
  • Add petite diced tomatoes and all types of beans to hamburger/soup/Manwich mixture.
  • Stir together over medium heat.
  • Add ketchup, Heinz 57, and brown sugar.
  • Heat thoroughly.
  • Dish into large bowls.
  • Garnish with grated cheese, crackers & a dollop of sour cream.
  • Sometimes this dish will become very thick, if this happens you can thin with water or beef broth.
  • Special Note: You can pretty much add or delete any bean you like or maybe dislike?!
  • Just have fun! and ENJOY!
  • This recipe makes quite a bit. So if you're not feeding 8-12 you can freeze the extra or half the recipe.

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