Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Beefy Bacon Calico Beans Recipe

Aug 11, 2014

Beefy Bacon Calico Beans Recipe

These Calico Beans is the ultimate comfort food main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!


Beefy Bacon Calico Beans



These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!


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These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!


Hey Blog Friends!

It's Sheena's sister Shannon again with one of our very favorite recipes.

We make these amazing Calico Beans a couple times a month during the summer.  It goes perfect with burgers, brats, BBQ... any of those fun summertime meals!

It makes enough for a crowd or leftovers, and is even more delicious the next day! You can cut the recipe in half for a smaller batch, too!

About a month ago, Sheena and I went to a spectacular rural antique shop in St. James, Minnesota called Blue Sky Antiques.

This antique shop is beautifully settled in the middle of farm country and is housed in an old barn and an added bonus for me was that there was an ACO silo in the yard.


A.C.O. Silo Blue Sky Antiques in Saint James, Minnesota


I'm slightly obsessed with ACO silos. These are such historical structures on farms around Southern Minnesota and neighboring states.

Sheena found some great vintage Pyrex to add to her collection and the prices are very reasonable. If you're ever in farm country in Southern Minnesota, stop by for a visit!


These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!



What is in Calico Beans?


  • Garlic: My love for garlic is real. I use it in almost everything I cook and I love the health benefits it offers. Garlic is part of the onion, leek and chive family. It's great for heart health and contains many vitamins and minerals.
  • Butter beans: The term butter bean is widely used in North and South Carolina for a large, flat,  yellow or white variety of lima bean. They can be consumed in both their immature stage (fresh and green) as well as their mature (dried and beige). They are great sources of fiber, protein, vitamin B and many other important vitamins and minerals.
  • Ground beef: One of my absolute favorite meats to use in recipes! I buy 90% lean ground beef in bulk at Sam's Club, then package into one pound packages with freezer paper for our meals!
  • Bell pepper: The bell pepper comes in different colors including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. Red peppers have the most nutrition, because they've been on the vine longest. Green peppers are harvested earlier, before they have a chance to turn yellow, orange, and then red. Red bell peppers have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C than green.


These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!


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This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Preheat the oven
  • In a large skillet, fry the ground beef, bacon, onion, bell pepper and garlic
  • In a casserole dish, combine all beans
  • Stir in the ketchup, white vinegar, dry mustard, brown sugar and cooked beef 
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Bake


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These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!


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These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!


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These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!



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These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!




Beefy Calico Beans

Yield: 10-12 side servings
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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the ground beef, bacon, onion, bell pepper and garlic until ground beef is no longer pink.
  3. In a large casserole dish,  combine all beans. 
  4. Stir in the ketchup, white vinegar, dry mustard, brown sugar and cooked beef mixture. 
  5. Mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper. 
  6. Bake for 60 minutes.
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These Calico Beans are made with ground beef, bacon, bell pepper and three kinds of beans. It is the ultimate comfort food dinner main dish or side dish! Perfect for summer BBQ's or Sunday dinner in the winter time!


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9 comments:

  1. I haven't had calico beans in forever! This version looks really yummy...

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  2. Recope sounds awesome. ..how fun to shop together for such great finds!!

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  3. Great post, great recipe and pretty dish! :)

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  4. I love the dish, it is so cute! I have not had calico beans before, can you believe it? But now I want to try them! Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. These look so good and I love the dish! Do you know what pattern that is?

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  6. I like this combination of beans and meat. =) Love the pretty vintage bowl!
    Pinned.

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  7. Shannon did a wonderful job! The sounds sweet, tangy and delicious!

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