Originally Posted by CarolPa
Do you mean black pepper? I did add some black pepper. We eat pepper on almost everything! DH didn't eat the beans. I'm not surprised. He's like Mikey, he hates everything! But I took some over to my son's house and he and his wife liked them. They said they had never had baked beans made from scratch. After eating home-made, it's hard to eat canned IMO.
Carol; I did indeed mean black pepper.
Zagut; I don't currently have fish sauce, but have used it. I do have some anchovy past. I might try that in the beans. I have used it in tomato sauce, but just a little bit. It adds just the right flavor when used properly.
Beans are so versatile. Sometimes I make them with bacon, sometimes ham, sometimes with browned, ground beef. I[ve sweetened them with brown sugar, the afore mentioned maple syrup, blackstrap mollases, and agave syrup. Sometimes I like to add a little chilli powder to them. I've even made bean pie (came out tasting like pumpkin pie). I also love to make them savory, as in beans and pork, with cumin, onion, garlic, and salt. When good, smoky pork is added, that just takes them right over the top.
Can you tell that I like beans?
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North