Mine is the same as the (original) Thompsons Old Fashioned Baked Bean recipe without the molasses and ketchup.
I add 2 tbsp. of brown sugar OR 1/2 cup maple syrup to my recipe.
I add all the same ingredients such as a medium onion, cider vinegar, dry mustard, salt and pepper; and a small piece of lean salted pork and 1/2 cup water.
Mix and pour into a roasting pan and add water up to bean level and bake at 250-300°F until soft. 6-7 hours.
My husband is diabetic and my recipe is not as sweet and we get the fibre we like from homemade beans.
Pat in New Brunswick
– Thanks for your suggestion Pat!