Crockpot Calico Beans


Calico Beans

Try this hearty bean crockpot recipe as a side dish at your next barbecue, or as an easy main dish you can start in the morning, and have ready by dinnertime.


  • 1/3 C yellow split peas
  • 1/3 C green split peas
  • 1/3 C dry lima beans
  • 1/4 C dry pinto beans
  • 1/4 C dry kidney beans
  • 1/4 C dry Great Northern beans
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 7 C hot water
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 pound diced ham or bacon
  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 1/2 C BBQ Sauce


Place beans, bouillon, cumin and garlic powder into crockpot. Pour hot water over mix, add other ingredients and stir. Cook 6 hours on high, 8 hours on low. Can be served as a side or main dish.



This recipe was contributed by Suzanne Prevedel, family and consumer sciences educator for USU Extension in Duchesne County

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