4 c pinto beans
1 onion, chopped or dried onion equivalent
2 sm dry red chilies or 2 tsp dry chilies, opt
4 TB chili powder
4 garlic cloves or garlic powder
2 tsp salt
2 TB brown sugar
Wash and check beans for rocks. Put in crock pot and completely cover with water. Add remaining ingredients. Cook 8 hours. Add water as needed. When the beans are tender, mash them right in crock pot with a potato masher or hand blender, or leave whole.