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Calico Beans

I’ll bet you know this main dish by another name – my Mom’s recipe says Calico Beans.

2 lbs. hamburger

1 large onion

Brown together in large crockpot.  Dump out and drain.

Put hamburger and onion back into crockpot and add beans:

I used 1 large Bush beans, original

1 regular can  Bush pinto beans, southwestern style

1 can light red kidney beans

Stir together and add:

1/2 c.  brown sugar

dash of vinegar

big squirt of ketchup

big squirt of mustard

Cook on low in crockpot for an hour?  Whenever it’s good and hot, you’re ready to eat.  Haha!

Calico beans can be whatever beans you want to use.  Sometimes I cut up jalapeño/cheddar sausages to add.  Bacon is good, too.  Empty your meat drawer of whatever leftovers you have – leftover pork chops – cut up and add.  Rick would eat this every single week – why don’t I remember this when I can’t think of what to make for supper?????