4.84 from 6 votes
Slow Cooker Calico Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
These Slow Cooker Calico Beans are a fast, frugal and delicious dinner that the entire family will love! They can be cooked in the Instant Pot or the oven as well!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 302 kcal
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef 
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can 28 ounces molasses pork and beans
  • 1 can 16 ounces kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can 16 ounces lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large skillet or in the bottom of your Instant Pot using the "saute" button, cook the bacon for 2-3 minutes. Add in the beef and onion and cook until the meat is no longer pink, then drain.
  2. Combine the beef mixture, bacon, beans, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and salt in a slow cooker or in the Instant Pot.
  3. For the slow cooker, you can cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.
  4. For the Instant Pot, you can also cook on low all day OR use the chili/stew button and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  5. If you want to cook in the oven you can also spoon the mixture into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-60 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Calico Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 796mg33%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.