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If you only have dried beans and not enough time, they make up beautifully in an Instapot or other pressure cooker. I’ve been doing kidney beans for chili and navy beans for Senate Bean Soup and Pinto Beans for . . . . . Pinto Beans the side dish.
Pinto beans are the easiest, I think, to cook from dried beans. I don't mean that the other beans are not good choices or that they are exceptionally difficult I simply mean that if you decide one day while out camping to cook beans you can put pinto beans in the pot/dutch oven and cook them from dry within a few hours to done. Also Pinto beans lend themselves to being flavored; they really want some chilis and beef to make them happiest. At least a few bones and some tomatoes and onions in the pot too. I like to add beef broth too and just before serving while it's still bubbling thicken it a little with some masa harina. It is a great outdoor menu choice and hard to screw up.