Crockpot Calico Beans



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

5 hours, 15 minutes; 15 minutes active



Not too sweet, not too tangy, these just right beans are the perfect dinner, party or potluck side.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans
  • 1 15-ounce can butter or cannellini beans
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans
  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Rinse and drain the canned beans. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and saute the onion, pepper and garlic for 5-10 minutes until tender. Add the onions and peppers to a slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Turn the slow cooker to low and cook for 5 hours. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Serving Suggestion

Serve these slow-cooked beans in tangy-sweet sauce alongside fried or barbecued chicken, with a scoop of your favorite potato salad. Using a crockpot is a great strategy for keeping the house cooler on steamy days, too.

Nutritional Information

270 calories, 3 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 340 mg. sodium, 48 g. carbohydrate, 15 g. fiber, 15 g. protein