What kind of beans? I've always liked taking plain pork n beans, adding bacon, some green onions, and some BBQ sauce cooked nice and slow.
Or, there are some good 15 bean soup packages in the stores around here, to which you add a can of diced tomatoes, the juice of a lime (or lemon), diced ham and about a clove of garlic. They can be cooked in a slow cooker and they are awesome.
My good friend up here in Ottawa is a fan of the show, and said I should watch it. Now, because it's made by Konami (makers of the Metal Gear games, Contra, and Ninja Turtles), I decided to give it a chance (that's a very impressive track record).