If you're trying to find a recipe for Yankee beans - a la Seinfeld -
ask Elaine. She probably served them out of a can.

chili beans x Serves 8
16 oz. pinto beans 2 tbsp chili powder
water 1 tsp ground cumin
1 bay leaf 1 large onion, chopped
In a large Dutch oven, soak the beans overnight. Add the bay
leaf, enough
water to cover, bring to a boil, lower the heat and
cook for 45 minutes. Add
the remaining ingredients and simmer
for one half hour more. Serve.