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EAT LIKE A KING: Cowboy Calico Beans

It's Friday, so you know what that means! EAT LIKE A KING! In this recurring blog segment each week Elizabeth King shares with us (and all of you!) some of her go-to recipes that make her life as a mother, wife, and rancher easier!

This week she sharing her recipe for Cowboy Calico Beans! We love a quick and easy recipe that'll feed a house full, and this recipe does just that! Whether it's a dinner table full of family, or your contribution to the church potluck, these Cowboy Calico Beans are a great wintertime recipe to have on hand!


Cowboy Calico Beans


  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 16 oz can butter beans, drained

  • 16 oz can kidney beans, rinsed & drained

  • 1 can pork and beans

  • 1 can lima beans, rinsed & drained


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat into crumbles; drain.

  2. Transfer to your slow cooker.

  3. In a seprate bowl combine the brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar and mustard; add to meat mixture.

  4. Stir in the beans.

  5. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or until heated through.

  6. Serve & enjoy!


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