When my mom passed down her recipe for Calico Beans, I understood why everyone always called them the BEST baked beans! Beans, bacon and beef are the stars of this hearty side dish!

Calico Beans {or the BEST Baked Beans}

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


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
  • 215 oz. cans pork and beans (undrained)
  • 115 oz. can kidney beans (undrained)
  • 115 oz. can butter beans (undrained)


  1. Preheat oven to 325*.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and bacon.
  3. Once meats are cooked, add onions and saute until tender.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together cooked meats and onions and remaining ingredients.
  5. 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