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i had this problem. are you salting them? is your water hard? are they old?
these were the problems i had. no salt till the end, using filtered water, & giving up on the damned food bank beans & buying new at a store with good bean turnover solved my bean issues (well, some of them, lol. the last issue of 'countryside journal' i had had about 1000 solutions for *that*, & i had tried them all- down to 'beano'. the only non-fart beans i ran across were the fermented ones i made from 'nourishing traditions', the bean dip recipe, but *bleah*, they tasted like kraut, not at all what i was looking for! cooking a la refritos didn't help; they tasted like *fried* kraut. finally i made a spicy cajun red bean soup & THAT was incredible; the flavor shone in that usage. fartless bean soup!)
anyway, i don't have a recipe onhand, but i thought you would be reassured that IT IS NOT YOU. most likely, the beans you are cooking are old. i remember cooking little pebbly beans all night, too! i was making hollandaises & souffles & glaces & baked alaskas for years before i could make a decent pot of beans! so, any recipes you try with those caveats will prolly be great.
good luck- you, too, can cook beans!
ps everyone who helped me with this when i wrote in with the same prob, four years ago, thanks!!!