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South Texas Borracho Beans

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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"These are my favorite Borracho-style beans. I've made them for tailgating and as part of a BBQ menu."
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Ingredients

10 h servings 363
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Place pinto beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water. Soak beans 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon slices to a plate lined with paper towel to drain, reserving the bacon drippings. Chop the bacon.
  3. Drain and rinse pinto beans; transfer to a large pot. Pour enough water over the beans to cover by several inches Stir salt and garlic powder into the water; bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Add bacon, reserved bacon drippings, beer, cilantro, green onions, diced tomatoes, and jalapeno pepper to the water; bring mixture to a simmer and cook until the beans are completely tender, 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • The jalapeno is for flavor only. I don't recommend eating it as part of this dish.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 363 calories; 6.4 52.4 21.9 14 1012 Full nutrition

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I think this is one of those recipes where you just have to adjust the seasonings to suit your personal taste. I thought it was a little bit on the bland side, so I added more jalapeños, cilant...

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Adding the salt seasonings before the beans are soft can make your beans stay hard and crunchy. It all depends on the age of your beans, they type of water you use, and the altitude. So, to ma...

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I think this is one of those recipes where you just have to adjust the seasonings to suit your personal taste. I thought it was a little bit on the bland side, so I added more jalapeños, cilant...

Adding the salt seasonings before the beans are soft can make your beans stay hard and crunchy. It all depends on the age of your beans, they type of water you use, and the altitude. So, to ma...

This was great! I added chopped smoked sausage, 2 bay leaves, and used a regular yellow onion as well as some jarred jalapenos with juice and some ground cumin along with a Tb of chicken brot...

Good as is. I'm from South Texas. PERFECT.

Quite a tasty recipe! This is a good start, but my family of teen boys likes a bit more "kick," so I added a small can of green chilies, a few splashes of Frank's Red Hot sauce & after 1 hour o...

I made these for a group of people and followed the recipe exactly but I did add Diced ham and also added a cup of bourbon. Everyone loved them, well done, I will be making them again soon.