Frijoles Borrachitos-Beans with Beer

READY IN: 7hrs
Brie C
Recipe by PanNan

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

Top Review by Susie D

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! :-)

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.

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