Ingredients:1 medium onion, peeled and halved
2 cups dried pinto beans, rinsed( 1 pound)
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
2 bay leaves
6 cups water
Directions:Add everything to crockpot. Cook on high for 8 hours. Add water during cooking if needed.
Drain beans, but set aside liquid. Remove onions and bay leaves and discard.
Start mashing beans with a potato masher. Add liquid as needed while mashing beans, until desired consistently.