Borracho Beans

Recipe by SusieQusie
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins




  • Sort through the beans. Look for small rocks and debris.
  • 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.
  • Fill bowl with water and soak beans overnight. Drain off soaking water.
  • In a large soup pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and add beans & beer.
  • Lower heat to simmer, cover pan and cook about 2 hours.
  • When the beans are light brown and soft, add salt, garlic and serrano peppers.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, fry bacon pieces and onion until bacon is crisp. Add to beans.
  • 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.).
  • Serve with flour or corn tortillas. Cornbread is great, too!
  • *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.".