This recipe was given to my mom (who, in turn, shared it with me) by a guy named Gene Brown. So, of course, when I was a kid we used to call it Gene Brown Beans. I never met him, but evidently he was into BBQ contests and whatnot. Either way, I want to give credit where credit is due, so thanks Gene, if you're out there. This is one serious recipe! In my house, we usually serve it over rice and make a meal of it. It's fabulous.