Don't knock it until you try it - it really is delicious!! Make it, serve it and ask people to try to guess the secret ingredient. Betcha they won't be able to. Other recipes call for 2 cups of sugar, I actually have made this with one cup of sugar, because the sauce in the pork and beans is so sweet. Try the one cup of sugar, mix and taste. If you need more sugar, add it. A must try!!