Sunday, January 18, 2009

Recipe: Calico Beans

I've had numerous requests for my recipes on Twitter, but trying to do recipes on Twitter is difficult due to limited space. So I decided to post the recipes on my blog instead. I will do so periodically.

The following recipe is a potluck favorite. In fact, I got it at an office potluck about 30 years ago. It's hearty and filling, and keeps a long while in the fridge.


Saute together:
1 lb. hamburger
1/2 large chopped onion
1 lb. bacon (I usually cook bacon first, then remove from pan, drain most of the fat, then cook hamburger and onion. When hamburger done, I crumble bacon and add back into pan.)

Then add:
1 c. brown sugar (I use 3/4 cup, as I think 1 c. too sweet)
1/2 c. catsup
2 TBS vinegar
1 TBS prepared mustard
1 tsp. salt
1 15 1/2 oz. can baby lima beans, including liquid
1 15 1/2 oz. can kidney beans, including liquid
1 medium-large can pork and beans.

Turn into casserole and bake at 350 for about 1 1/4 hours.


Jacquie Rogers said...

I saw your tweet and thought I'd come over and check out the beans!



News From the Holmestead said...

If you like beans, come by again soon. I plan on publishing a killer chili recipe in days to come, as well as a scalloped cauliflower & ham casserole that's to die for!