Tuesday, August 20, 2019


The magical fruit meets bacon and beer.


That’s right, correct this moment we’re speaking drunken beans.  Also identified as frijoles borrachos.  Or if I have been given the naming rights to this one, which I guess I am, I’d perhaps move additional alongside the strains of Bacon and Beer Simmered Beans.

Whatever you name them, though, these guys have been on my Mexican meals cooking bucket listing for awhile.  I by some means only found them a couple of years ago at a native Mexican restaurant.  (Where had they been all my life?!)  And ever since, I out of the blue order them each time I spot them on a menu.  I mean, is there any approach to move fallacious with beans simmered in darkish beer and bacon?!  Not in my book.  Well, my only complaint is that almost all of us simmer these guys low and gradual for hours, and I typically have a tendency to be quite impatient while it involves short of Mexican meals proper now.

So I created a 30-minute drunken beans recipe it is far additional my style.  And method easy.  And method good.


Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos) |

For these of you who’ve by no means tried drunken beans, they're simply simply that — pinto beans simmered in darkish Mexican beer, bacon, onions, a handful of seasonings, and topped with cilantro.  Most of the alcohol from the beer boils out throughout cooking, and you’re left with some heavily savory, soupy, and scrumptious frijoles.  I went with Negra Modelo beer to get that nice, deep, darkish flavor, but truly simply about any beer could work. 

Here’s how you can make ’em…

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos) |

Begin along with your bacon.  Mmmmmbacon.

Dice up a couple of slices, then fry them in a enormous saute pan or medium saute pan till crispy.  Remove bacon with a slotted spoon, and go away about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease within the pan.

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)
Then saute the onions and jalapeno up in that bacon grease for additional bacon-y flavor.

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Add your beer…

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)
…and frijoles…

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos) |
…and a couple of seasonings.  Then permit ’em simmer for about 20 minutes on medium-low heat.

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos) |

Then serve warm, and sprinkle on a bit bit cilantro for freshness.  And dive in with a spoon.  :)

Ok, after staring at these pictures for an hour, I’m off to make one other batch with my leftover beer.  So frijole-flippin’ good.  Cheers!

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These drunken beans (frijoles borrochos) are simmered in bacon and beer, and able to move in simply 30 minutes!



4 items (uncooked) bacon, diced
1 small white onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and diced (add a further jalapeno for additional heat)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (12-ounce) bottle darkish 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 recent lime juice
1/4 cup chopped recent cilantro


Cook bacon in a enormous saute pan over medium-high warmth till crispy, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and move to a separate plate. Set aside.

Meanwhile, reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease within the saute pan, discarding the extra. Add the onion and jalapeno, and saute for 5 minutes or till the onion is comfortable and translucent. Add the garlic, and saute for a further 1-2 minutes till fragrant. Add the beer, beans, brown sugar, oregano, chili powder, salt and cumin, and stir to combine. Continue cooking till the beans attain a simmer. Then cut back warmth to medium-low, and hold simmering exposed for about 15 minutes.

When able to serve, stir within the bacon and lime juice. Then serve the beans topped with recent cilantro.

*If you're cooking these gluten-free, you ought to make use of gluten-free beer and ensure to check the labels of your foods (especially the beans) to ensure that they include only gluten-free ingredients.source