My new favorite way to cook dried beans is in the slow cooker. Make a big batch and then store them in small containers in the freezer to use in salads, soups, stews, pastas and dips.
For another flavor boost you can also add: 1 carrot, trimmed, 1 celery stalk, 1 onion during cooking and then discard when done.
If your water is hard, at 1/4 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of beans.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *2
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *3
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *0