Looking for an amazing Baked Beans recipe? Look no further, once you taste this recipe for Baked Calico Beans, loaded with 3 kinds of beans, beef, and bacon, you’ll know why everyone called them the BEST baked beans!
I know, I know … calling a dish “the best” is a tough act to follow. But I am telling you, my mom’s Calico Beans are quite possibly the BEST baked beans I have ever had!
Beans, bacon and ground beef in a savory sauce, baked until the top is caramelized and a little crispy…did I mention there is bacon?! Move over brats, burgers, and dogs; this hearty summer side dish is the next BBQ star!
The BEST Baked Beans Recipe
Just look at that thick, rick sticky sauce that the beans and meat are swimming in!
Speaking of beans, there are 3 kinds of beans in this dish: big yellow butter beans, dark red kidney beans and a few cans of good ol’ pork and beans. Along with tender onions, ground beef, and crispy bacon, all those beans bake to bubbly perfection while you man the grill!
How to Make Baked Calico Beans
You will need to do a little prep work – sautéing onions, crisping bacon and browning ground beef. But, once that is done, you simply stir all of the ingredients together and pop your baking dish in the oven.
And then hope you have the patience to wait until the best baked beans you’ll ever make are done!
I like to bake my Calico Beans a little “well done” so the tops of the beans and edges of the bacon get crispy. If you prefer your bakes beans a little soupier, just reduce the baking time a bit.
If you need to feed a crowd, just double the recipe and sit back and watch your guests devour the best baked beans at the picnic or potluck! Blue ribbon, here we come!
Baked Calico Beans Recipe Video
More Summer Recipes!
- BBQ Onions
- Grilled Sweet Corn & Garlic Parmesan Butter
- Barbecue Bacon Dogs
- BBQ RanchGrilled Wedge Salad
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Looking for an amazing Baked Beans recipe? Look no further, once you taste this recipe for Calico Beans, loaded with 3 kinds of beans, beef and bacon, you’ll know why everyone called them the BEST baked beans!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 – 15 oz. cans pork and beans (undrained)
- 1 – 15 oz. can kidney beans (undrained)
- 1 – 15 oz. can butter beans (undrained)
- Preheat oven to 325*.
- In a large skillet, brown ground beef and bacon.
- Once meats are cooked, add onions and saute until tender.
- In a large bowl, stir together cooked meats and onions and remaining ingredients.
- Pour into a 9×13 baking dish and bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until top is a little caramelized.
Keywords: calico beans, baked beans with bacon
This Calico Beans recipe was originally published in June 2015 and updated with new photos, video, and additional information in August 2019.