I was looking for a new way to prepare pinto beans. I mentioned this to my weekend cook (Brendon) and he found this recipe! I do love the traditional bowl of beans (sometimes with the sliced up sausage thrown in) and a side of cornbread, but this recipe was super tasty and worth trying. He made more than double, so we have another couple of meals in the freezer. I love extra meals that are healthy and only require heating!