Posted 11/20/2011 6:26:24 PM
One word: Yuck! I had high hopes for this, I really did. Although, I could hear a warning bell ringing when I read to add salt before the beans were cooked to tenderness. As a rule (Google it for yourself) you should NEVER put salt in beans before they're cooked. They will never get tender. Alas, this did not either. As much as I wanted this to work, it didn't. I'm going to find a recipe instead that has me soak them overnight, then add everything and cook. Sorry Betty, but I cannot lie. Now as for Dinowife, Valerie1964 has that right. You have to find a crockpot recipe to use a crockpot, so her review is unfair. I cannot say how disappointed I am in this. There is really nothing that could improve it, I'm afraid. I will say that it smelled wonderful in the oven and I suspect your other reviewers look at it half-way through and thought how good they were going to be, so wrote a review. This is just not so. I will also say that I seldom give recipes bad reviews and I'm a very experienced cook. I followed this to the letter and it just doesn't work. Good luck to anyone else who tries.