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Calico Beans (VRP 003)

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Calico Beans

Calico Beans

Calico Beans Recipe Card Front

Front of the recipe card for Calico Beans.

There is  a notation that the recipe is from Adelaide Lanker.

Recipes with “calico beans” are normally consist of multiple types of beans and beef.

This recipe for calico beans calls for three types of beans to create this casserole.

Serve your calico beans casserole in one of these vintage casserole dishes.

Information about Adelaide OLSON Lanker I found through

Mrs. Lanker was Adelaide Olson who was born in New York in 1919 and at some point in her life moved to Ohio, where she passed away in 2001.

She was baptized at the Bethany Lutheran Church in New York in 1920.

Her parents and older siblings were born in Norway and it appears she was the first Olson born in the United States.

I found records on Ancestry that show she was a Navy veteran during World War II!


  • You can use all brown sugar if you wish
  • Instead of the dry mustard, you may use 1 tablespoon of prepared mustard
  • Great for cover dish dinners – cook in Crock Pot and take it to keep it warm for serving

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Calico Beans

Calico Beans

Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute


  • 1 can pork and beans (1 large or 2 regular size)
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can lima beans, drained
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 pounds hamburger


  1. Fry hamburger and drain fat
  2. Mix all ingredients into a 9" x 13" casserole dish
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

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