This recipe is the first portion of making Frijoles Charros Rapidos (Quick Cowboy Beans)Recipe #221894. This is my version of cooking Pinto Beans. To Soak or Not: Mexican cooks don’t soak beans because they know that throwing out the soaking liquid isn’t good. It doesn’t do much to make them more digestible and it makes the beans turn out pale in color and flavor. Variations: Cut 1 ½ to 2 pounds of boneless pork shoulder roast into 1 inch cubes. Spread on a baking sheet and slide close up under a hot broiler. In about 5 minutes, when the meat is brown, turn over and brown the other side. Transfer to a slow cooker or large pot. Prepare the recipe as described, with the addition of the meat. Serve in deep bowls with salsa, a salad and warm tortillas.