A bowl of bean soup with butter beans, pinto peans, white beans, and more.
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Calico Beans

These Calico beans a hearty enough to make a whole meal. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Beans, One Pot Meals, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 647kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bacon sliced into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped
  • 3 teaspoons garlic
  • 14 ounces baked beans
  • 14 ounces kidney beans
  • 14 ounces pinto beans
  • 14 ounces butter beans
  • 14 ounces navy beans
  • 14 ounces three bean salad use half the juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard


  • Over medium heat saute ground beef, sliced bacon, chopped onion, and minced garlic.  Cook until ground beef has been browned.  Drained if desired. 
    Ground beef, chopped onion, and bacon being sauted in a multicooker.
  • Add beans to the crockpot. 
    Adding kidney beans, pinto beans, butter beans, and baked beans to a slow cooker.
  • Add brown sugar, ketchup, honey, vinegar, and dry mustard to the slow cooker.  Stir well. 
  • Cook on low heat for 2 hours. 

Recipe Tips

  • You can add Ranch Style Beans with jalapeno peppers this will add a nice bit of heat to the recipe.
  • You can omit the ketchup and honey if desire.
  • Switch the ground beef for Italian sausage.


Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 1446mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 8mg
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