Calico Beans

A great one dish meal or pot luck

Brown 1 - 1 1/2# Italian sausage of your choice (sweet or hot)
Cut into small pieces.

In a large heavy casserole bowl or bean pot, mix together
1 cup ketchup (I add another big squirt)
3 tsp. yellow mustard
2/3 cup honey
4 tsp. vinegar
2/3 cup finely chopped onion

Add to that
1  28oz can Pork & Beans ( or 2  1# cans)
1  15 oz. Black beans-drained and rinsed
1  15 oz. Garbanzo beans  (chick peas) - drained
1  15 oz. Bush's chili beans (mild or hot)
1  15 oz. Lima beans - drained

Toss in the sausage and stir to combine.  Cover and bake at 375 for an hour covered.  If using a glass or lightweight dish, 350.  Stir once during baking time.  If you leave it in the oven for longer than an hour, reduce the heat after the hour to 300. 
Kidney, Great Northern, or Navy beans can be substituted for the Black or Lima beans.

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That looks so good on a cold snowy day like today!