Hello! I just wanted to break up the controversy for a minute to share a cooking tip my mom taught me when I was younger. Here it goes:
For totally awesome pork and beans, or baked beans, empty the can of beans into a pot, and, as you are heating them, add a large spoon of brown sugar, and a long squirt of mustard, preferably the dark, dijon kind, but any kind will do. Precise, I know. Cook by taste, it works better anyway.
It sounds odd, but you won’t find a better way to make baked beans!