|Dried pinto beans/Pink beans||1 Pound|
|Onions||2 Medium, diced|
|Water||5 Cup (80 tbs)|
|Hot bacon drippings/Butter / margarine / lard||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Thoroughly wash and drain beans; discard any foreign material.
Combine beans in a 3-quart pan with water and onions.
Soak in cold water overnight or bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat for 1 hour.
Return to heat, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer (adding more water, if needed) until beans are very tender and mash readily (about 3 hours).
Drain and mash beans with potato masher or electric mixer, adding bacon drippings.
Mix well; continue cooking, stirring frequently, until beans are thickened and fat is absorbed.
Add salt to taste.