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Calico Beans

Prep Time: 15 Mins / Cook Time: 10 Mins / Serves 6-8

Spice up that side bean dish with our award-winning Better Than Good Moppin' Sauce. It's the secret ingredient that will take your beans to the next level with its tangy, sweet flavor. It's such a summery, feel-good side dish, you'll want to capitalize on your next cookout invite by making these calico beans! Feel free to play around with the types of beans you use in this recipe - we opt for a mix of black, kidney, and pinto, but any of your favorites will work. You can also add some browned beef for additional protein - calico beans invite experimentation. 

bowl of calico beans


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 6-8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can pinto beans 
  • 1/2 cup Better Than Good Moppin’ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose rub


To make Calico Beans:

  • Warm a 4-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add oil and onions to pan; brown 4-5 minutes. 
  •  Add bacon and cook for a few more minutes, until fully cooked through and starting to crisp.
  • Add remaining ingredients - the beans (undrained), Moppin' Sauce, chicken broth, and the all-purpose rub and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until it's hot throughout and the flavors of the calico beans have melded. 

Enjoy the Calico Beans!

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