My mom’s stepmother, Virgina, shared this recipe for Calico Beans with us many years ago. It’s the perfect side dish for neighborhood cookouts, picnics, family reunions, church potlucks, and more.
1/2 lb. bacon
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1- 28oz can of Bush’s baked beans
1- 15oz can of butter beans
1- 15oz can of kidney beans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet, brown the bacon, ground beef, and chopped onion. Drain. Pour into a 2 quart baking dish along with the sugar, ketchup, and 3 cans of beans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
This will be the dish that I take to any event this spring and summer that includes “bring a dish to share” on the invitation.