These are indeed the closest to my mom's own recipe! I use the vegetarian beans, omit the ham chunks and put the onion in raw (and bacon strips on top raw as well at beginning of the 2 hours) Have also found to be delicious version of beenie-weenie by adding chunks of kosher beef hotdogs at beginning of 2nd hour (when you remove foil) just push down into beans. Yummo!
Excellent Baked Beans! Used just 1/3 cup brown sugar, substituted fire roasted tomatoes, crumbled the bacon in and on and used diced honeybaked ham. We were scraping the dish. Woo-Hoo!
I have been making this recipe for a few years now and everyone loves them including me! They are absolutely the best!