Cowboy Calico Beans

Cowboy Calico Beans

By March 6, 2014

Cowboy Calico Beans. This is a casserole type of dish consisting of ground beef, thick cut bacon, 3 kinds of beans, onion, and spices.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 50-55 minutes
  • Yield : 6-8



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. Stir well.

Spray a 9x13 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 5-10 minutes.

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Cowboy Calico Beans. This is a modified version of a recipe that we found on Facebook. I have to admit, I was skeptical on this one. It turned out to be really good. And, looking back, I’m not sure why I doubted it: beef, bacon, beans, and spices are all good ingredients. Logically it should lead to a pretty good dish. Mitch built this one and I made some cherry almond muffins to go with it. We were both pretty happy with how it turned out.


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One Response to Cowboy Calico Beans

  1. Mitch Roy

    One star?? Are you nuts? Not only did we both enjoy it a surprising amount, but your dad went back for seconds! Give it FOUR stars, at least!

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