I love pinto beans, but I hate the most common things that go with them.......
BTW, I soak mine over night then put them in the crock pot(early am) on high with a large onion, salt and either bacon or ham scraps. I prefer the ham but sometimes there isn't any in the fridge. I let it cook all day til supper time and they are perfecto! Later that night is when things usually go wrong!
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac