Cowboy Calico Beans
1/2 pound ground beef
1 cup onion, diced
1/2 lb. bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
3 (16 oz.) cans Baked Beans in sauce, do not drain
2 (16 oz.) cans Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
2 (16 oz.) cans Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
2 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. table salt
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
If you haven’t done so already, rinse your pinto and northern beans using a colander.
You can use dried beans for this. Just make sure you soak them overnight before using.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Begin browning your ground beef in a medium pan over medium heat.
Add in diced onion and garlic.
Cook beef until brown and crumbled and onion is translucent.
Drain excess fat from cooked ground beef.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef mixture, cans of baked beans, rinsed pinto and
northern beans, crumbled bacon, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, salt and dry mustard.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Pour in your bean mixture
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes.
Then remove foil and bake for additional 10 minutes.