14 Reviews

This makes a very nice pot of beans but technically they are NOT Borracho Beans. Borracho in Spanish means "drunk" and these beans have no beer in them. Use a can of beer in place of some of your water and you will have true, savory, Borracho Beans.

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bmillerranch November 15, 2008

YUM! I cut the recipe in half and it still made a ton......

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meganalissa November 14, 2012

Very good! Everyone loved them! Felt the directions were a bit fuzzy, for instance when do you add the chicken stock, I didn't....just the water and beer. Thanks for a great pot of beans, this is a keeper.

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long beach gal January 02, 2012

The best dang borracho beans!!!!! Yum! Made these for the family today! SO DANG GOOD! Everyone loved them! I soaked my beans over night. To boil I used 2qts of water and a 22oz bottle of budwieser. Added a diced bell pepper as well. This is a keeper! Thanks!

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natgelina September 05, 2011

My wife thought these were great! I substituted diced tomatoes with green chiles for the Roma tomatoes. No chicken stock. Turned out great! Definitely a keeper !

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rdwoerner March 22, 2016

These are the best beans EVER! Made them for a family event and my daughter-in-law requested that I make these. I had never done them before but looked up this recipe and they were a total hit! People asked for the recipe and they were totally consumed before we left! Just followed the recipe and wah-la! Awesome!

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piemom92 September 08, 2015

If you don't all the work of the rinsing and boiling of the beans you can use canned pinto beans (3 cans-drained), which is what I did. Thank you for this recipe! This is delicious the only liquid I used was the 12 oz of chicken broth and 12 oz beer, I had to add 3 cups of water because I overdid it with the jalapeno, no need to add the water if you want them thicker I like serving mine like more of a stew with tacos. These were delicious and I'm Latina so I know authentic Mexican food

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Ana T. September 01, 2015

I'm a Texan of Mexican decent and have been living in Australia for the last 3 years. I finally found some pinto beans at a local weekend market and had to make some borracho beans. I researched several recipes and settled on this one. I am damn glad I did. These beans were off the hook!!! I made a half batch by halving all of the ingredients and added a little more water than called for to make them soupy which is the way we prepare them back home.

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Adam R. May 19, 2015

I'm from Texas, too. This is a great recipe. I typically would use a premixed seasoning packet for my beans, but I moved to New England and now can't get it. So I wanted to have borracho beans at the last minute, which doesn't work well as we all know. I used two CANS of pinto beans, which even I revolt at, bacon for the ham, garlic powder for the garlic. I chopped bacon and cooked it in a skillet, poured it into the boiling beans, grilled the onion in the same skillet for a minute or two, then added all the spices and the onion. Added some water, simmered for 10 minutes. It was AWESOME. So even with some minor substitutions, this recipe is fantastic.

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sewcraysee June 25, 2013

I have been trying to perfect my beans for 15 years now. This recipe is amazing. It has great flavor and it is still very easy to make. I got rave reviews when I brought this to the last BBQ and these were requested for the next BBQ I am attending.

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hka017 June 03, 2013
Best Damn Borracho Beans Period!