A bowl of calico beans sitting on a pretty dishcloth on a white wooden board

Calico Beans

Author Serving Up Southern

Ingredients

  • 2 pound hamburger, or ground turkey
  • 1/2 - 3/4 pound bacon
  • 2 15 oz. can pork and beans
  • 2 15 oz. can kidney beans
  • 2 15 oz. can lima beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3-4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Fry bacon and drain

  2. Fry hamburger with onion, drain

  3. Combine all ingredients

  4. Choose either of these 3 methods for cooking:


    -Simmer 1 hour on burner

    -Cook in slow cooker for 4-6 hours

    -Bake at  200°F for 1.5 hours