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    Borracho Beans

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    3 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    3 hrs

    SusieQusie's Note:

    A traditional Mexican bean soup, kicked up with serrano peppers and beer. This is a very forgiving recipe - add, subtract, substitute to your heart's content.

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    1. 1
      Sort through the beans. Look for small rocks and debris.
    2. 2
      Place in a large bowl and rinse several times. Lift beans out by hand into a clean bowl of water. Do not pour beans as there may be sand and debris at the bottom of rinse bowl.
    3. 3
      Fill bowl with water and soak beans overnight. Drain off soaking water.
    4. 4
      In a large soup pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and add beans & beer.
    5. 5
      Lower heat to simmer, cover pan and cook about 2 hours.
    6. 6
      When the beans are light brown and soft, add salt, garlic and serrano peppers.
    7. 7
      In a skillet over medium-high heat, fry bacon pieces and onion until bacon is crisp. Add to beans.
    8. 8
      Lastly, add the cilantro and fresh tomatoes. Simmer for another hour. (either peel the tomatoes first or skim off bits of peel as they float to the top during cooking.).
    9. 9
      Serve with flour or corn tortillas. Cornbread is great, too!
    10. 10
      *If you are too busy to babysit a pot of beans, after the overnight soak, simmer in your crock pot; 3 cups of beans for a large crock pot, 2 cups of beans for a smaller crock pot. Cooking time for pre-soaked beans = 5-6 hours on low heat.".

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    • on September 06, 2012


      With the beer it is Barracho, without it is ala-charra. Put the beer in when you start the beans and it won't be bitter and the alcohol will be evaporated. Use ancho chili powder or fresh ground.

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    • on December 27, 2011


      Wanted a different supper. This was pretty good too! Next time I will use a little bit less cilantro, I'm just not a huge fan of it! thanks for posting!

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    • on April 09, 2010


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    Nutritional Facts for Borracho Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (568 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 721.8
    Calories from Fat 318
    Total Fat 35.3 g
    Saturated Fat 11.5 g
    Cholesterol 51.4 mg
    Sodium 661.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.8 g
    Sugars 3.7 g
    Protein 30.3 g

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