This is a dish that is great for those days when it is just a lot of work to cook. Can be prepared ahead and frozen or simply prepared and eaten. My father taught me how to do this as a child and he loved to eat it and make it. It is a great recipe for those that love the outdoors and really would rather not have to make a huge dinner after a hike! I love it because it is filling, has a lovely southwestern flavor - old southwest, and because it is a wonderful protein, iron and potassium meal! *Note, if the beans are not completely crushable (pressed between fingers and mashed completely) they will not taste good. When sorting, do not put in beans that have been broken in half or have any kind of serious flaw. This will make your beans bitter. Make sure that you do not add too much water or too little as it will make it watery or burn.