Borracho Beans…..aka Drunken Beans…..

How about making a big ol pot  of beans for super bowl Sunday! They’re nice and warm, filling and they have beer in them! You gotta have beer for a football game right? Personally, I don’t care for football or beer, but I love these beans!

You could make this by soaking your own beans of course. But I wanted some fast, so I used canned pinto beans. So either way, you will love these beans.

There is an old, old eatery in San Diego that always has a long line out the door. I’m not kidding you. People will wait and wait for the great Mexican food they serve. But it’s their beans that get people excited. They have massive pots of them bubbling away. They cook them with chorizo and some scrambled egg mixed in. I never realized there was egg in them and I’ve been eating them for years. I always order mine with half rice, half beans. So frickin good. Anyway, I won’t claim that mine are as good, but theirs inspired me to make something similar. They don’t cook theirs with beer, but I do! You really don’t have to use beer. But I’ve made them with and without and both are good.

I served mine with a cilantro lime rice. I will post that recipe tomorrow….super simple.

Borracho Beans aka Drunken Beans

2 cans of Pinto Beans (drain the liquid out)
1/2 cup minced onion (a bit more for garnish)
12 oz of beer (I used Pacifico, but any will do) If you realllly don’t want to use beer, chicken stock is ok
2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
1 chorizo link, cooked and crumbled
2 Tblsp melted bacon fat (yep, for reals)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 fresh jalapeno or serrano pepper, sliced
3 eggs, scrambled and cooked

Have your eggs scrambled and set aside.
I always have bacon grease handy, but if you don’t, just fry a couple of strips of bacon and either use the bacon and the grease, or just the grease. That way, you can munch on the bacon. 🙂

In a medium sized pot, cook the chorizo. Once cooked, add the beans, onion, garlic, jalapeno and bacon fat. Give it all a good stir. Add the beer. Add the egg. Just as it starts to boil, turn the heat to a simmer and allow it to cook for at least half an hour. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with a scoop of rice. Garnish (or not) with some chopped onion, cilantro, chips or whatever your little heart desires.

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