4 cups dried pinto beans, picked over and washed
1 gallon water
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup diced tomatoes, 1/3 inch cubes
1/2 cup cilantro sprigs, no stems
1 cup diced white onion, 1/3 inch cubes
Place all ingredients except tomato, cilantro, and onion in heavy
pot and simmer for 1.5 - 2 hours. Stir occasionally, check for
tenderness of beans.
Add tomato, cilantro, and onion, and simmer for 5 minutes.