Calico Beef and Bean Soup

½ to 1 pound ground beef
¾ pound bacon, cut in pieces
1 cup chopped onion
2 20-ounce cans pork and beans
1 16-ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained
1 16-ounce can butter beans
1 cup ketchup
¼ cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
Black pepper to taste

Brown ground beef, bacon, and onion in a 12-inch skillet; drain off fat. Pour meat mixture into a baking dish or slow-cooker pot. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Cook in baking dish in 325-degree oven for 1 ½ hours, or in an electric slow cooker set on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Makes 8 servings.

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