Rinse dry beans in a colander.
Soak beans in a large pan overnight, or quick-soak them by boiling them for 2 minutes then turn off the heat, cover and let sit for 1-4 hours.
Strain the liquid off of the beans, then return them to the pan. Fill the pan with water to cover the beans.
Cook the beans on medium-high heat, until tender.
Season to taste and add jalapenos until the beans have reached your desired heat.