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!

When my mom passed down her recipe for Calico Beans, loaded with 3 kinds of beans, beef and bacon, I knew why everyone called them the BEST baked beans! This hearty Summer side dish will shine at your potluck, picnic or BBQ!

Crock Pot Cowboy Beans are a hearty and filling side dish made with a pound a beef, a pound of bacon, and three kinds of beans, all slow-simmered in a sweet and tangy brown sugar molasses sauce!

Best Ever Crock Pot Cowboy Beans

Slow Cooker Calico Beans are full of ground beef, bacon, 3 kinds of beans, and plenty of brown sugar for sweetness. Makes a great dish for parties!

Slow Cooker Calico Beans are full of ground beef, bacon, 3 kinds of beans, and plenty of brown sugar for sweetness. Makes a great dish for parties! Also add chili powder

Calico Beans {Or the BEST Baked Beans!}

When my mom passed down her recipe for Calico Beans, loaded with 3 kinds of beans, beef and bacon, I knew why everyone called them the BEST baked beans!

Calico Beans - A perfect side dish for family dinner or summer bbq! #CansGetYouCooking

Calico Beans

would have to substitute something for Lima beans but looks yummy Calico Beans - A perfect side dish for family dinner or summer bbq!

Calico Baked Beans

Calico Baked Beans

This pot-luck classic never fails to be a crowd-pleaser! Easy to double for a large crowd, you can throw it all into a crock pot for a few hours or bake it in the oven if time is short.

Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe -This filling dish is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up North for a "girl's weekend." The husbands and kids are left at home, but the slow cooker comes with us!—Julie Butsch, Hartland, Wisconsin

Cowboy Calico Beans

Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe- Recipes This filling dish is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up North for a "girl's weekend." The husbands and kids are left at home, but the slow cooker comes with us!

Calico Beans are my go-to dish for potlucks and parties. With a pound of bacon, you cant go wrong!

Calico Beans are my go-to dish for potlucks and parties. With a pound of bacon, you can't go wrong!

Calico Beans are my go-to dish for potlucks and parties.  With a pound of bacon, you can't go wrong!

Calico Beans are my go-to dish for potlucks and parties. With GROUND BEEF and a pound of BACON, brown sugar, ketchup you can't go wrong!

Calico Beans are my go-to dish for potlucks and parties. With a pound of bacon, you can't go wrong!

Calico Beans are my go-to dish for potlucks and parties. With a pound of bacon, you can't go wrong! (pasta sides for bbq)

These are the BEST! Ive been making this recipe for over 20 years now, and its always a HIT with my family and friends! Great for BBQs, potlucks, camping etc. Can be made in the oven or in the crockpot, and it freezes and reheats well.

The Best Cowboy-Calico Beans

Ive been making this recipe for over 20 years now, and its always a HIT with my family and friends! Great for BBQs, potlucks, camping etc. Can be made in the oven or in the crockpot, and it freezes and reheats well.

Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe -This filling dish is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up North for a "girl's weekend." The husbands and kids are left at home, but the slow cooker comes with us!—Julie Butsch, Hartland, Wisconsin

Cowboy Calico Beans

Cowboy Calico Beans Recipe -This filling dish is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up North for a "girl's weekend." The husbands and kids are left at home, but the slow cooker comes with us!

Calico Beans Recipe from Taste of Home

Saucy Calico Beans

Saucy Calico Beans: I use butter beans instead of lima beans and Busch's baked beans instead of pork and beans.

Slow Cooker Calico Beans *quite good; used regular petite diced tomatoes instead of fire-roasted

Slow Cooker Calico Beans

With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original recipe but turn up the flavor. The savory veggie blend balances the sweetness of the baked beans. —David Dixon, Shaker Heights, OH

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