With the exception of exchanging kidney beans for the butter beans, I followed the recipe. I found this almost too sweet to eat, personally. My son loved it and my father-in-law said that is has a great flavor, except it needs less sugar. I think next time I make it, it'll be with 1/2 c. of each sugar to see how that works out. Aside from the sweetness, the mild flavor worked out very well as a side dish. It blended wonderfully with the strong hickory taste of the BBQ pork ribs and tangy coleslaw we had with it.