Crockpot Calico Beans

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

Serves 10. Prep time: 15 minutes active; 5 hours, 15 minutes total.


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


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



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