I buy the Great Value Pinto Beans because they are a good value for the money. Like many people these days we have to save money every chance we get and these beans help me feed my family for less. All I do is sort the beans and soak them overnight and then cook them in either my crockpot or pressure cooker. One pound of beans and 1 tablespoon of salt and they are good to go. A great replacement for meat.