Here is my secret recipe! I was in a hurry to make beans one day and discovered if you rinse the canned pinto beans in hot water and add to the other ingredients, it did not taste much different that the old fashioned soaking method. This is also the non-alcoholic version of borracho beans. I am sure that you can sub a beer for some of the water and it would taste good too. All amounts are a guestimation.