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Called frijoles borrachos in Mexico,these beans are accented with beer.Large cast iron pots simmer on the stoves of my Mexican amiga's kitchen's. Always served with tortilla's,and smiles


  • 8 bacon slices,cut into 1inch pieces
  • 1-lb dried pinto beans
  • 5-1/2 cups water
  • 2- onions chopped
  • 8-large garlic cloves,minced
  • 1-12oz. bottle dark beer
  • 4-tsp ground cumin
  • 1-tbls ground coriander
  • 1-tbls sugar
  • 1-tbls chile powder
  • 1-jalapeno chile,chopped
  • 3-plum tomatoes,chopped
  • 1-cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Cook bacon in heavy large pot over medium heat till brown and almost crisp.Using slotted spoon,transfer to paper towels and drain,discard drippings.return bacon to same large pot.
  • Place beans in same pot.Add water,onions and garlic,boil15 min.
  • Reduce heat to medium.Add beer,cumin,coriander,sugar,chile powder,and jalapeno.
  • Cover partially and simmer 1 hour.
  • Add tomatoes to beans,cover partially and simmer 45 min.Uncover,simmer til beans are tender and mixture is thick,about 20 min.(can be made 1 day ahead.cover,chill.bring to simmer before serving)
  • Stir cilantro into beans.Season with salt and pepper and serve with tortillas.
  • 6 servings

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