Easy Pot o' beans

This is tasty and simple.

1 lb dry beans.
1 onion, chopped
1/2-1 lb mushrooms, chopped, any kind
1-5 cloves garlic (to taste), minced (optional)
herbs, dried or fresh (optional), e.g., thyme, basil, cilantro

Soak the beans overnight. Replace water and cook for about 1.5 hours. Add the onions, garlic and mushrooms, cook for another 1.5 hours. Cooking time depends on the size and freshness of the beans, usually ranges from 2-4 hours. Today I used rancho gordo "good mother stallard beans" and portabella mushrooms. This makes for tasty beans. You can add seasonings and greens and veggies and turn it into a soup. Or add these to your various dishes throughout the week.

If you are in a hurry, you can cook the beans in about 10 minutes in a pressure cooker (see your PC instructions). In this case, I'd add the onions, garlic and mushrooms at the beginning.  I freeze the beans into daily servings to eat during the week.