Borracho Beans

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“This originally came from a friend of mine, and I tweaked it just a little. Make sure you use a good full-bodied beer in this, not a light beer. I used Michelob Ultra Amber, and the smell while it was cooking was wonderful. The Goya ham seasoning is a dry mix, picture of a pig on the box, usually near the soups. I guessed on the size of the packet because it was required to submit - the box is 1.41 oz and it contains 6 or 8 packets. Prep/cook time does not include soaking beans overnight.”
3hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight in water, drain when ready to cook.
  2. In large pot, add beans, chicken broth, beer, cooked chopped bacon, and enough water to cover the beans by about an inch.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 2-3 hours.
  4. Once beans start to get soft, add garlic, onion, jalapenos, chili powder, cumin, 1 tbs coarse black pepper, and salt.
  5. Simmer another 30 minutes or so.
  6. Add the packet of ham seasoning, tomatoes, and cilantro; taste and add more coarse ground black pepper and salt to taste.
  7. Simmer another 30 minutes.

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