We really liked these, but would have liked them even better with a little more flavor. I used a full teaspoon of salt. On the plus side, the texture of the beans is just perfect and I didn't need any additional water. I started with an oven proof dutch oven so I didn't have to switch pots and after they were done, I left them in the oven on warm (170 degrees) for two hours 'til dinner time. I will make these again, increasing the sauce amounts. Thanks for posting Cookin-Jo. Made for Comfort Food Tag in the Photo Forum, please see my rating system.
I really enjoyed the taste of this! I used veggie bacon and I must admit, did not follow the recipe exactly. After bringing to a boil, I loaded it all into the crockpot and cooked it about 6 hours. I made a terrible mistake and accidentally added salt! So I did cook it longer than probably necessary. Anyway, the beans did get soft and I even like this cold! Thank you!
We really enjoyed these beans. They are much like my Yankee grandmother used to make. I baked them in her bean pot which had not been used in many, many years. I only used 4 cups of water and could have probably used a bit less as I like my beans thicker. Wonderful flavor!! Thanks for sharing.