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.
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