A fantastic alternative to the ho-hum baked beans served at BBQs. This tasty side can be served hot at the BBQ or cold as a salad type dish. Really good the day after. Just add some more liquid and warm slowly, covered. Black Eyes have a natural smoky flavour and go really well with BBQ or just try as a side dish with whatever! I have had this recipe for about 30 years and just love it when I rediscover the wonderful blend of tastes. For best results, do not use canned Black Eyes - although, speed may require that you do... the taste won't be the same. Well worth the effort of soaking and preparing. Time of preparation does not include soaking time.