One thing I have learned that Brethren are not only meat experts but chili experts and bean experts. Today I am making refried beans from scratch to go with carnitas so I thought I would show the process. The pinto beans were soaked in water over night then rinsed well with fresh water. To those I added about 10 cloves of garlic and a jumbo onion chopped into large pieces. Garlic and onion are for flavor and will be removed before smashing. This is all thrown into crock pot and cooked until beans are well done, almost overdone.