Great and easy way to make a lot of tasty beans! The best thing about this recipe is its versatility- lightly mashed its great served with bbq or added to corn and rice (bean corn and rice salad). Great for potlucks and this can be dressed up or down to your liking. This is also great in the layered dips instead of canned (eww) refried beans. I do several batches at one time to freeze for later.