Calico Beans

More than baked beans -- A meal in itself!


  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • Pepper to taste
  • #2 can* of Pork and Beans
  • #2 can* of red kidney beans
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  • #2 can* of cut green beans
  • #2 can* of green beans

*A #2 can is an old system of numbering and would have equaled 18 to 20 oz.


In a skillet, brown 1/2 lb. bacon, 1/2 lb. ground beef, and 1 cup chopped onions. Drain off grease.

Mix together the remaining ingredients (except for beans).

Drain juice off each of the #2 size cans of beans and mix all ingredients together.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes, or in crock pot 6-8 hours on low.

Servings: 12
Time:35 Minutes Preparation Time
6-8 Hours Cooking Time

Source: A 50's recipe developed by the mother of Louise Gensamer Giedroc, Port Matilda, PA, and passed on to Fred Hammer at a high school reunion

By Fred from State College, PA

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