pour all bacon grease\fat into a large pot.
open bag of beans. grab out a handful and look at them.. pick through the beans and pick out any bad ones. and put good ones into a bowl.
bad beans would be beans that are badly discolored, excessively wrinkled,.dried up mold, exsessive dirt, u may even find rocks. see pictures of bad beans here. bad beans can ruin your entire pot or give you a bad taste in your mouth. or break a tooth if you hit a rock.
good beans will have a nice color, no wrinkles, no black spots, nice shape.. see photo of good beans here.
ok now you have your bowl of good dry beans. now you need.to wash them. beans are dirty, they have dirt on them. so you must wash them. run under cold water swooshing your hand around the bowl. keep rinsing until water is no longer cloudy.
fill bowl with water.. do you see Any floating beans? pick them out.. some but not all bad beans will float.. discard all bad beans. drain beans.one last time.
add beans to pot.
fill pot with water to about 2 inches from the top.
cook on high heat until out stats to rapid boil. lower heat to medium low.
simmer for 4-6 hours, periodically adding water as needed as to not scorch your beans.. add salt and pepper to taste.
stir beans frequently do they go not stick to the bottom. beans will start to float as they cook.. don't worry these are good beans.. :)
beans are done when they are soft and you have a nice thick brown juice around them.
my mom poured her beans over bread and had an open faced sandwich.
you can serve them alongside your favorite meal.