Making beans isn't hard and if made right, not only do they taste better, they're better for you than the canned mainly because of the sodium. Plus I don't like to use many canned anything.
Wash 1 lb of beans well. Pick out any "bad" beans. (I'm using Bolita beans today.)
When the beans come to a rolling boil, drain the water. Add fresh water. Stir in bacon (or ham hock) and seasoning. I use 3 T Bolner's Fiesta Pinto Bean Seasoning.