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CROCKPOT CALICO BEANS

This recipe is great for summer cookouts. Loaded with beef, bacon, and 3 types of beans, it can be prepared in the crockpot, on the stovetop, or in the oven. It's perfect for feeding a crowd so invite your friends and family and let the fun begin!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, crockpot, feeds a crowd

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef cooked and drained
  • 8 ounces bacon cooked and drained
  • 1 each medium onion chopped
  • 2 large cans Bush's Baked Beans
  • 16 ounces black beans drained
  • 1 can baby lima beans drained
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (may substitute honey)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, bacon, and onions. Drain well and add to the crockpot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the crockpot. Stir well to combine. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.

Notes

Any type of bean can be substituted for the black beans and lima beans. I used what I had on hand. Red kidney beans or pintos would be good options.
You may substitute your favorite bbq sauce for the ketchup.