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 in the morning. Add more water to cover the beans. Simmer over low heat until soft. It takes between 2 and 4 hours for beans to soften depending on the bean. Check regularly to insure there is enough water. Add oil, diced onions, salt and pepper for the last half hour.
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.