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Slow Cooker Calico Beans

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 pound lean or extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bacon, crisply fried and crumbled
  • 16-ounce can pork and beans, undrained
  • 16-ounce can lima beans, drained
  • 16-ounce can red kidney beans, drained
  • 16-ounce can butter beans, drained
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar


In a skillet, cook and stir onion and ground beef until brown; drain. Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook eight to 10 hours on low setting.

Makes 10 servings.

Per Serving: about 340 calories, 7 grams (g) of fat, 46 g carbohydrate, and 10 g fiber.

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