This is adapted from *The Africa News Cookbook.* It goes MUCH faster
 if you have a pressure cooker. That’s what I used and you can go from
 dried beans to dinner table in about an hour.
 
 Beans and Potatoes (serves 8 easily)
 
 2 cups dried pinto beans
 3 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
 2 stalks celery, chopped
 salt to taste
 large sweet onion, sliced
 
 Cook beans until tender. That’s about 20 minutes in the pressure
 cooker (what a marvel of technology!). Obviously, a lot longer if
 you don't have one. You could use canned beans too, if you wanted
 to be quick about it.
 
 Add potatoes and celery and cook until potatoes are tender. In the
 pressure cooker that takes anywhere from 2-8 minutes, depending
 how finely you chop the potatoes. I cut mine into large cubes and
 it took about 4 minutes (but I live at 5500, so adjust accordingly).
 
 Salt to taste.
 
 Saute onion until browned. Mix in with beans and potatoes.
 
 If you like it hot, a shot or two of hot sauce would be good.