I had this at a little fancy place in little ol' Omaha. This is the best I can do to duplicate it. But it doesn't matter if it is spot on, it is still the best thing since.. I don't know what. My mom usually has all the ingredients ready for me to make it when I come to visit her. She makes me make a bunch of them, and she pulls them out of the freezer when she has guests!
I love the molasses. It gives such a rich flavor. I orriginally had 10 hours on here for cooking time, But recently changed it to 6 due to over whelming reports that 10 hours was too long for most folks.
I got this from a MFK Fisher book. Don't be scared of the "Prunes". If they don't disintegrate in the sauce, I always strain out the chunks before I make the sauce. But the flavor will keep your hubby coming back for more!