Taste Test: Baked Beans
This brick oven-baked version uses pleasantly chewy, small pea beans ($1.49 for 16 oz; bmbeans.com).
365 Organic Original
Smothered in molasses, these beans have a nicely smoky taste ($1.29 for 15 oz; wholefoodsmarket.com).
From a 1969 recipe, these beans have the strongest pork flavor of all those sampled ($1.19 for 16 oz; bushbeans.com).