From a Friend on Etsy (Lona @ ShadySideFarm)
Pinto beans for supper. Will have them in tacos with gound beef. Yum!
3 cups pinto beans
9 cups water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped fine
Cook all day in the crockpot. Check for doneness--fresh beans will cook quicker than old beans. cooked mine 5 hours on low, but they're as fresh as can be. Then I added:
1/4 tsp. cumin
4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
You can mash them for refried-style beans (drain excess water) or just eat whole with chips and cheese and salsa and corn or on tacos... Use your imagination.