Wonderful, another viewer mentioned, and I have, made a similiar recipe with three kinds of beans. I used two this time, pintos and great northern. Personally, I fry the bacon first then crumble it up and use the bacon drippings ( I like my bacon to look crispy fried). I also use a dark bbq sauce with a splash of Bourbon, and some chopped red pepper. It is great with Lima, Kidney, and Cannaloni Beans as well. Make sure to rinse and drain your beans. Thanks for the delicious cuisine!