Frijoles Borrachos (Drunken Beans) Recipe

Frijoles Borrachos (Drunken Beans) Recipe

How To Make Frijoles Borrachos (Drunken Beans)

A filling bowl of frijoles borrachos makes the perfect meal for those cold winter nights! It’s simmered in beer and comes with bacon for extra flavor.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4bacon slices,uncooked, diced
  • 1small white onion,finely diced
  • 1jalapeño,stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • 12ozMexican beer,dark, like Negra Modelo
  • 15ozpinto beans,rinsed and drained
  • 1tbspbrown sugar
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspchili powder
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspcumin
  • 1tbsplime juice,fresh
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,chopped


  1. Cook the bacon in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until crispy, stirring occasionally.

  2. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, then transfer them to a separate plate. Set aside.

  3. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease in the sauté pan, discarding the extra.

  4. Add the onion and jalapeno, then sauté for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent.

  5. Add the garlic, then sauté for an additional 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.

  6. Add the beer, beans, brown sugar, oregano, chili powder, salt and cumin, then stir to combine.

  7. Continue cooking until the beans reach a simmer.

  8. Reduce the heat to medium-low, then continue simmering uncovered for about 15 minutes.

  9. Stir in the bacon and lime juice.

  10. Serve the beans topped with fresh cilantro, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 368.16kcal
  • Fat: 8.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.76g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.63g
  • Fiber: 11.57g
  • Sugar: 3.86g
  • Protein: 18.29g
  • Cholesterol: 12.76mg
  • Sodium: 391.71mg
  • Calcium: 97.89mg
  • Potassium: 1094.24mg
  • Iron: 4.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 12.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.69mg
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