My husband is a vegetarian so I've also made this without the bacon. It is just as delicious either way.
I do this recipe with kidney beans only and my husband loves them! A hit everytime. I just down size the recipe some! Awesome!
This is Jodi T. the original submitter of this recipe. I have since started using Balsamic vinegar to make this and it literally flies out of the bowl. I usually serve it at a buffet in a crockpot. I have to make a double batch. GREAT RECIPE!