Best Damn Borracho Beans Period!

Recipe by Texas Pete
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Soak your beans. (This very important if you want tender beans). Bring beans to boil in 8-10 cups of water. Remove from heat covered. Let the beans soak for 1 hour.
  • Strain the beans, and discard water. Bring another 8 cups of water, and 32 ounces of chicken stock to a boil.
  • While beans are starting to boil, trim the ham hocks of fat; leave fat in large pieces. Cut the meat into small bite-size pieces. Put all into pot. (Remove fat and bones when your beans are done.).
  • Cut veggies into small pieces, then combine veggies, meat, fat, and spices into large stock pot or dutch oven and simmer for at least 2 1/2 hours, or until tender. Remove fat when finished. Taste, add more seasoning if needed.