Calico Beans

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



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Servings: 12 to 16
Prep Time: 10 mins
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Ingredients
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    1   cup 
    chopped onion (1 large)
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    6   slices 
    bacon, cut up
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    clove garlic, minced
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    1  16  ounce can 
    lima beans, drained
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    1  16  ounce can 
    pork and beans in tomato sauce
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    1  15 1/2 ounce can 
    red kidney beans, drained
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    1  15  ounce can 
    butter beans, drained
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    1  15  ounce can 
    garbanzo beans, drained
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    3/4  cup 
    catsup
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    1/2  cup 
    molasses
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    1/4  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    1   tablespoon 
    prepared mustard
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    1   tablespoon 
    Worcestershire sauce

Directions
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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.
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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 (µg) 36, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 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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