Calico Beans

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Source: Mrs. Elizabeth Cieslak


    Stush's Mom, Mrs. Cieslak, liked to make these beans for parties.


  1. 1/2 lb ground beef
  2. 1/2 lb bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  3. 1 large onion, diced
  4. 1/2 c ketchup
  5. 1 t mustard
  6. 1 t vinegar
  7. 1/4 c brown sugar
  8. 2 (17 oz) cans baked beans
  9. 1 (16 oz) can dark red kidney beans, drained
  10. 1 (16 oz) can chick peas, drained
  11. 1 (15.25 oz) can lima beans, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Fry bacon in large skillet, remove bacon and set aside, and drain fat.
  3. Brown ground beef and onion.
  4. Combine, bacon, ground beef, onion, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, baked beans, kidney beans, chick peas, and lima beans.
  5. Pour into a Dutch oven or a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  6. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes, until bubbly.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Type of Food: Bean Dish
Key Ingredient: Beef,Bacon,Beans,Onions
Difficulty: 2 - Medium
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop,Oven Bake
Themes/Holidays: Picnic,Fourth of July,Tailgate,Western

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