Barbagelata Farms from Linden brings cranberry beans to the Belmont market. Cranberry beans are similar to Pinto beans.
Soak a cup overnight in 2 1/2 cups of water in the 5" round pot. Salt before cooking. Fresh beans need less water. If you are using really dried beans from the grocery store and like them soft use 3 cups of water. Otherwise the store beans will be al dente..
Place in the oven in the winter position with the reflector. Cook for two hours more if its overcast. Check for doneness and cook longer if necessary.
Serve whole, on a salad, or mash with mozzarella cheese and make burritos or tacos.