1/3 cup picante sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon garlic , minced (kind in jar is okay)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
3 bay leaves
1 cup cooked white rice (we found that it needs about twice this much. So I cook 1 cup of uncooked rice. Brown rice also works)
Rinse beans in colander. Put in a crock pot (or large pot). Cover with water, plus about 2 inches over top of beans. Add all ingredients, except rice.
Cook on high in crock pot about 4 hours til tender. (Crockpots vary greatly on cooking times. It could take much longer in yours, so the first time allow longer to cook and then you will know how long cooking time will be in the future.).
(Add water if necessary) May also cook on low overnight.
Add rice and cook until rice is warm.