This originally came from a friend of mine, and I tweaked it just a little. Make sure you use a good full-bodied beer in this, not a light beer. I used Michelob Ultra Amber, and the smell while it was cooking was wonderful. The Goya ham seasoning is a dry mix, picture of a pig on the box, usually near the soups. I guessed on the size of the packet because it was required to submit - the box is 1.41 oz and it contains 6 or 8 packets. Prep/cook time does not include soaking beans overnight.