1. Wash and soak beans, lentils, or peas in a crock pot or pot over night.
2. Add bones and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat until soft. It could take up to 4 hours. Usually two hours. Check regularly to insure there is enough water. Add oil, diced onions, salt and pepper towards the end.
3. Remove the bay leaves and bones, and enjoy.
Tip: I do not know why but the oil and bonesl enhance the flavor of the beans, lentils, or peas.
Tip: You may substitute butter or bacon grease for the oil.