My grandmother used to make kidney beans in an interesting way, and since then my mom makes them this way and I buy them too and eat them like this as well.
They'd be good for you besides the sugar.
Does anyone else eat them this way?
What we do is mix a can of kidney beans with some vinegar... Like maybe less than 1/4 cup? A few splashes. Then we add sugar, probably about the same amount. Of course, not too good for you. You could use brown sugar too. Then we put it on the stove for probably about 30 minutes to let it simmer and make the kidney bean "juice" or sauce whatever you call it, get thick.
I love to eat it with rice. Brown rice (do you believe me?? lol!!!!!!!). No I admit it, I usually eat it with white rice.
So I guess the protien is good, but maybe it's cooked out of the beans eh? Vinegar can't hurt. The sugar sucks.
I'm making some right now. I'm going to eat it with macaroni and cheese.