Beans, Calico Bean Bake Recipe

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Submitted by viviankiki

Makes 6 servings



"Easter Beans" aka "Calico Bean Bake" is a dish my mom has made for us every Easter for as long as I can remember. The original recipe comes from this awesomely sixties Betty Crocker cookbook, but my mom has always modified it a bit to make it a little healthier (by leaving out the shortening and pork, mainly). My brother and I have been obsessed with these beans our whole lives, because they're insanely delicious. I had some corn, green beans, and a can of jackfruit that needed using, so I threw them in, but they're definitely not part of the classic recipe, which is a bit simpler.

Recipe Ingredients for Beans, Calico Bean Bake

1 Tbso canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup catsup
16 oz diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
250 g pinto beans, (1 can),
250 g great northern, (1 can) or baby limas,
250 g kidney beans, (1 can),
1/2 cup corn, optional
1/2 cup green beans, optional

Recipe Directions for Beans, Calico Bean Bake

  1. Cook onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil (margarine will work, too) until tender. Add catsup and remaining ingredients.

  2. Turn into 1 1/2 quart casserole, (B: an 8x8 dish should be equivalent). Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours.

  3. *NB: Personally, I don't mess with the oven on this one. I always double the above recipe and make it in the crockpot, like my mom always has, but you're welcome to whichever method suits.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 272.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
183
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.3g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1135mg
47%
Potassium
350mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
33.5g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7.6g
30%
Sugars
13.4g
Protein
7.9g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 8% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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