This is such great comfort food, and the whole family eats it! Haven’t tried it, but might be good with some balsamic vinegar sprinkled on it. It’s yummo with my horseradish sauce recipe served on the side too. Might be nice to add a few tablespoons of creole seasoning for a change. Think I might try adding in 6 T brown sugar and 6 T apple cider vinegar for a German switch. Perhaps use a couple cups of diced ham. Cornbread makes a nice accompaniment. Be sure to remove any strings from the beans. I don't recall where I got this recipe, but my mother made something similar.