This recipe is kind of lame, because it's not really a recipe, just a helpful tip. But, my sister Lana said she didn't think about doing beans this way, and she tasted mine, and liked them alot. So if not for anyone, this ones for you Lana.
You can use any type of bean, I like pinto, but black beans are also yummy too, but I've heard they cause more gas...is this a lie? Anyways, cooking your beans this method, allows you to control the salt, texture, and is actually WAY cheaper than buying them at the store. Even on sale, Rosarita beans costs 1$ a can. I think to make a pound of these beans, makes the quantity of 3 cans of beans, and the cost is 50 cents or less! You can leave the beans whole, or mash them to make a smooth consistancy. I usually just do this recipe 1 pound at a time, so I don't have an abundance of beans for days on end.
1 pound of beans
Rinse beans in a colander, make sure to remove anything that is not a bean. Place rinsed beans into crock-pot, and fill water about 3 inches above where the beans are. Put 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp of garlic powder into the crock-pot. Place lid on the crock-pot, and turn to high for 5-7 hours. Stir the beans halfway during cooking time.