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Calico Beans in the Instant Pot is so easy and delicious! A fave in our household!
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5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Calico Beans

This Calico Bean meal is so delicious and easy to make; sweet, salt and filling. Make in the instant pot, slow cooker or in the oven. Pair with some bread and/or salad. Great for large crowds.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Keyword: Bacon, Beans, Beef, Instant Pot, one pot
Servings: 8 people


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 lb bacon cut into bite sizes
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped very small
  • 2 cans pork n beans not drained
  • 1 can lima beans drained
  • 2 cans kidney beans drained


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • dash of salt & pepper


  • In a small bowl combine ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and mustard. Set aside.
  • In the instant pot set it to saute, add bacon and brown for about 5-7 minutes. Add the ground beef and onion to the bacon and continue cooking until the bacon and beef are thoroughly cooked. No need to drain the grease.
  • Stir in the beans, celery and sauce mix into the instant pot with the meat mixture. Stir completely.
  • Close the lid, turn it to "sealing" and click manual high pressure for 12 minutes.
  • Let it naturally release if you have the time, if not do the quick release after about 5-10 just be very careful with this step.
  • Serve warm, season with salt and pepper.