These are really good beans! Made as directed. I, too, noticed that bacon was mentioned in the instructions but not in the ingredients list and I acknowledge that bacon could have sent these over the top for me. I will add some the next time. Thanks, Sue's Kitchen! Made for PAC Spring 2011.
When fixing baked beans, I usually no longer start out with the dried beans, but decided to work from scratch with this recipe, since it definitely brought back memories of how my mom used to make them! And, even though bacon is mentioned in the intro & prep steps, it was not listed in the ingredients, which was fine with me, 'cause I no longer include the meat in baked beans, in deference to my vegetarian son & DIL! All that said, I thoroughly enjoyed the combo of garlic, molasses AND maple syrup here & will definitely be making these great tasting beans again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag]