Frijoles Borrachitos-Beans with Beer

Total Time
Prep 5 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

A great recipe for pinto beans. You can adjust the spice to your liking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans in 4 cups water at least 5 hours.
  2. Place in large stockpot.
  3. Add beer and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Cook bacon until crisp, drain and crumble.
  6. Add bacon to beans along with onion, tomatoes, cilantro, salt and red pepper.
  7. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

EXCELLENT and different! I elected to make these in a crockpot and the recipe turned out great. I used 2 1/2 cups dry pinto beans, 1 -12 oz (Texas made) Shiner Boch beer & 12 oz of water. I then cooked 3 hours on high. I admit to be hesitant about reserving the seasonings until the last 30 miutes, but it really did work out well. The beans had a nice flavor from the beer & my hubby raved. What's better than that? Thank you for sharing a recipe I'll use again! :-)

Susie D August 08, 2012

These are the best pinto beans I've ever eaten!! This is the most flavorful recipe and I know I'll be fixing these again. I served these with PanNan's Boerenkool Stamppot (Kale Hash) #33269. This is the second time I've prepared dried beans because the long process intimidated me. With these step-by-step instructions there is no need to be intimidated. Thanks for two great recipes!

Daphne2002 January 14, 2008

These are good beans...I was hoping for more though. My daughter, 7, is a total bean nut and she was totally unimpressed. (and yes I know beer does not completely cook out so maybe it was that flavor...) I added a ton of salt to them at the end- otherwise followed the recipe exactly(even doubling it). Sorry=(

Brie C August 26, 2007

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