Whilst the lurkers are among us and realise this is not an elitist forum... I'm not afraid to say that although I love fine food, I haven't yet got my head so far stuck up my arrse I'd dismiss things I enjoyed as a child. I occasionally eat baked beans, yet every time, I think what would improve the recipe. Depending how much time I have, I've added other ingredients to improve the flavour, susch as onion, peppers, other vegetables and of course, chilli or whatever. It generaly improves the flavour. Because you can buy a can of cheap baked beans at a fraction of the cost of a can of haricot beans I've considered getting some, rinsing all the sauce off and starting from scratch in making the sauce and adding the beans at the end I'm sure baked beans came about from a recipe when they were indeed, baked, and I'm sure the sauce that made them popular wasn't the sweet **** that accompanies them these days. Am I alone in wishing to evaluate the full potential of this cheap food? What might you you for the baked bean?