Monday, April 29, 2013

Calico Beans

My dreams of Spring were short lived.  Oh well, I should be used to it and the furnace running.  I have no doubts that I'll be running the furnace and air conditioning on the same day and it will hopefully happen soon.  Luckily these beans are able to be frozen and thawed back out on another grilling weather day.  I made them in the crock pot but they could easily be made in the oven too.





Calico Beans

1/2 # ground beef
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1 tbsp mustard
1 - 16 oz can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 - 16 oz can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 - 16 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
4 slices apple smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled

Brown ground beef with the onions.  In your crock pot or baking dish, combine beans, dark brown sugar, ketchup, mustard.  Add in ground beef, onions and bacon.  Cook until heated all the way through.