Refried Beans

1/2 lb dried pinto beans
1 T salt
3 garlic cloves

Soak beans overnight in enough water to cover by 1".
Rinse beans well and put in large pot.
Add enough cold water to cover and heat to boiling.
Cover and simmer for 3 hours or until beans are soft,
adding more water when necessary during cooking.
Add salt and garlic. Cook at least 1 hour more, stirring occasionally.
Heat a large non-stick skillet and add beans.
Stir frequently, until beans are reheated. Mash with a fork or potato masher.
Brown beans until dry and a little crusty, stirring frequently.

Add salt, if needed, to taste.