Thursday, August 20, 2009

Calico Beans

1 pound of lean ground beef,
1 large onion, diced, brown these together and drain

1 dried bag of 15 bean mix: cook in pressure cooker until done
OR you can buy canned beans: 2 cans of kidney beans and 2 cans of garbanzo beans

In the crockpot add:

Beef, onions, and beans plus

2 cans of baked beans (any brand)
1 cup of real bacon bits or fry your own (6 slices)
1/2 c. ketchup
1/2 c. of brown sugar
1 T. vinegar
1 t. of prepared mustard
1 t. salt

Mix it all and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours

OR in the oven 350 degrees for 1 hour

If you choose to fry your own bacon, cooking it with the onions saves time..

If you do not have a pressure cooker, you can still cook your own dried beans in the crockpot, but you have to plan for this a day in advance.

I put this together and left it simmering in the crockpot while we were at church this past Sunday. It really turned out well. It was so nice to come home to food, ready to eat!


Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

That is really making me hungry.:) Sounds delicious and I'll be making it early next week. Thank you!

Mrs. Parunak said...

This sounds similar to something I've made a couple times, only mine didn't have the meat in it. That's a great idea.

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Unknown said...

This particular seems much like some thing I have created a few occasions, just my own did not possess the beef inside it. That is a good idea.
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