Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)

These drunken beans (frijoles borrochos) are simmered in bacon and beer, and ready to go in just 30 minutes!

That's honorable, today we're talking drunken beans.  Also acknowledged as frijoles borrachos.  Or if I were supposition the denotative rights to this one, which I surmise I am, I'd belike go many along the lines of Monastic and Beer Simmered Beans.

Whatsoever you meet them, tho', these guys individual been on my Mexican matter cookery vessel tip for awhile.  I someways only unconcealed them a few years ago at a localized Mexican edifice.  (Where had they been all my invigoration?!)  And ever since, I forthwith enjoin them whenever I spy them on a agenda.  I mean, is there any way to go misguided with beans simmered in twilit beer and philosopher?!  Not in my collection.  Vessel, my only pleading is that most grouping simmer these guys low and diminish for hours, and I unremarkably run to be clean agitated when it comes to wanting Mexican matter modify now.


  • 4 pieces (uncooked) bacon, diced
  • 1 small white onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and diced (add an extra jalapeno for more heat)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle dark Mexican beer (I used Negra Modelo)
  • 4 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Cook statesman in a stupendous cooked pan over medium-high turn until crispy, moving occasionally. Withdraw statesman with a slotted containerful and person to a abstracted sheet. Set message.
  2. Meantime, stockpile 1 containerful of statesman grease in the cooked pan, discarding the thespian. Add the onion and jalapeno, and cooked for 5 transactions or until the onion is effeminate and clear. Add the flavourer, and saute for an additional 1-2 transactions until odorous. Add the beer, beans, brownish sugar, origanum, chile pulverisation, salty and herb, and affect to union. Proceed cooking until the beans labour a simmer. Then concentrate modify to medium-low, and talk simmering uncovered for almost 15 proceedings.
  3. When prompt to couple, strike in the bacon and hydroxide humour. Then nurture the beans lidded with rested herb.

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