Calico Beans

Five types of beans--including kidney beans and butter beans--and bacon make this healthy recipe a potluck picnic favorite.

Calico Beans
SERVINGS
12 to 16
PREP TIME
10 mins
by 5  people
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 6 slices bacon, cut up
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 16 ounce can lima beans, drained
  • 1 16 ounce can pork and beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 15 1/2 ounce can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 15 ounce can butter beans, drained
  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup catsup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Directions
1. 
In a skillet cook onion, bacon, and garlic until bacon is crisp and onion is tender; drain. In a bowl combine onion mixture, lima beans, pork and beans, red kidney beans, butter beans, garbanzo beans, catsup, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Transfer bean mixture to a 3-quart casserole. Bake, covered, in a 375 degree F oven for 1 hour.
2. 
Makes 12 to 16 side-dish servings.

Equipment

  • Slow cooker directions:

    Prepare bean mixture as above. Transfer to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 245, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 5, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 47, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 9, sugar (g) 19, pro. (g) 10, vit. A (IU) 243, vit. C (mg) 8, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 36, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 882, Potassium (mg) 775, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 4, Starch () 2, Other Carb () 1, Very Lean Meat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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