Calico beans are one of my favorites for summer holiday cookouts. These beans add that special something to the standard pork and beans. Of course, this recipe leads me back to my mom’s home town cooking. She was a wonderful cook.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb bacon, cut in small pieces
1 large onion, chopped
Brown together, drain, and reserve liquid.
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried mustard
2 Tbsp vinegar
Mix, add to meat mixture and bring to boil
1 can butter beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 lg can baked beans
Add to meat mixture. Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 350 degrees. I have used crock pot as well for 4 hrs.
If dish seems dry during cooking, add some reserve liquid.