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Borracho Beans

Borracho Beans

Borracho Beans are beans made with beer! Super delicious and makes enough to feed an army, enjoy with rice or tortillas, or serve as a side to your favorite Mexican dish!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Overnight soak of beans 8 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, South Texas
Servings 12 people


  • 1 lb pinto beans dry
  • 3 tablespoon Pinto Bean Seasoning I used Fiesta Brand! add additional seasoning at end to taste if desired
  • 12 oz beer dark Mexican beer is preferred but I used Lone Star
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes canned
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1-2 pork hocks can substitute 4-5 strips of cut up bacon if preferred
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste (optional)
  • pepper to taste (optional)


  • Rinse and sort the beans, and cover with water to soak overnight in a large pot.
  • Drain and rinse the beans, then add water to cover the beans about one inch above surface of the beans. Add pork hock.
    Pinto beans and pork hock in a pan
  • Bring the beans to the boil, and skim off any scum that might rise to the top.
  • Lower the heat to where it will simmer (around med low or so), add 3 tablespoon of Pinto Bean Seasoning, stir, cover and simmer for 1 hr.
  • Add your beer! Also add the diced onion, and tomatoes at this time. Stir, and bring back to the boil, then lower again to a simmer and simmer 1 additional hour.
    onions, beans, diced tomatoes and broth in a pot
  • Taste your beans to make sure they are tender. If not, continue cooking until tender. Add chopped cilantro at the end of the cooking. Add salt and pepper, or additional pinto bean seasoning to taste.
    cilantro and lone star beer



These pinto beans are so delicious served with rice or tortillas!  You can also serve these as a scrumptious side to accompany your favorite Mexican dish or any dish!  Enjoy!!
Keyword beans, pinto beans
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