Desired amount of pinto beans (sorted and rinsed)
1 clove of garlic
1 small onion
1 tsp shortening or oil
Oregano and salt to taste
Fill a crock pot 1/3 full of pinto beans. Fill with water until 3/4 full. Cook beans until tender (approximately 4 hours on high). Add more water, if needed. In a sauce pan, cook garlic and onion in shortening or oil. Mash beans, and add to garlic and onion. Add oregano and salt to taste. Can also be frozen.