Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Borracho Beans

I am not a huge fan of borracho beans but a lot of people are especially my boyfriend. I tried my hand at Homesick Texan's recipe. I can not say enough good things about that website. They were delicious, but a little too spicy for me and my family, next time I will probably just use one jalapeno.

Rinse and sort your beans, sometimes there is dirt and/or rocks in there.  Pretend there is a picture there.

Put 1lb of beans in a pot and cover with 7 cups of fresh water, 
add garlic, onion,and salt pork (bacon, ham pieces, or ham hocks).
Bring to a boil, then simmer and stir occasionally.
After an hour they beans should be tender enough 
to eat depending on freshness-check again every 30 minutes

This makes an excellent recipe for plain ol' pinto beans--which I LOVE.

cut bacon into one inch strips and fry

Chop 1 cup of cilantro

Chop 1-2 jalapenos (depending how hot you like it 2 is HOT)

Chop 2 chipotles in adobo sauce. This was my first time cooking 
with chipotles, oh my adobo sauce smells DELICIOUS!

add chipotles, cilantro, jalapenos, and 2 cups 
of tomatoes,or 14 oz can of diced tomatoes to a skillet

Cook on medium for 10 minutes

Add to a blender or food processor and puree. 
If you don't mind chunks then skip this step

Stir puree into beans and let simmer for 20 minutes

this is the beer I used, I could find Modelo which is the beer
I would suggest or any dark mexican beer. 
I thought this was dark and its not oops oh well still good!

Add beer to the pot and let simmer for 10 minutes

Borracho Beans - Click here for printable recipes

1 pound of pinto beans (2 cups)
1/4 tablespoons of minced garlic (3 large cloves)
1 cup diced onion (1/2 of a medium-sized onion)
1-2 ham hocks
6 cups of cooked pinto beans still in its juice. (see above)
4 slices of bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces
2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes or one 14 oz. canned, diced tomatoes with sauce
3 jalapenos, chopped
2 chipotles in adobo, chopped
1 cup of chopped cilantro
1 12 oz. bottle of dark beer, such as Modelo Negro
Salt to taste

Rinse and sort your beans 
First soak the beans. You can either cover the beans with one inch of water and soak overnight or bring water to a boil, remove from heat and cover for one hour. 
Drain the beans and cover with seven cups of fresh water. 
Add to the pot the garlic, onion, jalapeno juice and salt pork. 
Bring pot to a boil and then cover and reduce heat to a simmer, stir occasionally. 
After about an hour, beans should be tender enough to eat (depending on the freshness of the beans). If not tender enough, continue cooking, checking on the beans every 15 minutes until desired texture. 
Remove salt pork (ham hocks, leave bacon or ham). 
Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp.
Add tomatoes, jalapenos, chipotles and cilantro to the skillet, and cook on medium for 10 minutes.
Let tomato-bacon mixture cool, add one cup of bean juice (or water) and then puree.
Stir puree into beans and let simmer together for 20 minutes.
Alternatively, if you prefer a chunkier texture, you could skip the puree step and add the tomato-bacon mixture straight to the bean pot.
Add bottle of beer to pot, stir and cook for ten minutes.


  1. mmmmmm borracho beans, totally gonna steal this recipe.

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