Sort beans, taking out rocks and bad ones.
Rinse 3 times. Soak over night in 3-4 cups cold water.
Let stand at least 6-8 hours. Drain.
In large pot place soaked beans, 3 cups hot water and salt.
Simmer with lid on until desired tenderness 11/2 to 2 hours. After beans have cooked tender add the picante sauce and sugar.Servings: 4