These beans were very good and tasted even better the second day.
Almost perfect, but not quite. The flavor was a little lacking without modifications, although they were small. I suggest upping the tomato paste and molasses by an extra tablespoon (or two). The first time I made them I actually ended up adding it in towards the end when I wasn't happy with the flavor, so you can play around with it. Also, while there are a lot of different spices, I wouldn't skip any (especially the smoked paprika). They're essential.
I needed a recipe that I could cook in my crock pot or roaster for a large crowd and this was it! I'm not a big fan of sausage so I used bacon instead. I cooked the beans until tender and then added in the sauce ingredients and turned my cooker up to let the sauce thicken. If you are going to leave these in a slow cooker you need to cut back on the water so that they are not too soupy. These beans were a hit!
Made these for a Canada Day cookout. Absolutely fantastic!