Frijoles Borrachos (Drunken Beans)
By :Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Leslie Limon
Frijoles Borrachos
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Borracho beans are always a hit when served at potlucks or family gatherings. This boozy take on traditional cowboy beans (a.k.a. frijoles charros) gets an added kick of flavor with the addition of ice-cold Mexican beer. And did I mention that there’s also bacon in the mix? You can never go wrong with bacon and beer! Like most of the bean recipes in this book, hold off on seasoning with salt until after the beans are cooked, otherwise you’ll be left with hard, undercooked beans—or so says an old Mexican wives’ tale.
Frijoles Borrachos
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Side Dishes
Duration 1-2 hours
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Bacon, Beer, Chiles, Cilantro, Garlic, Pinto Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 95 minutes
Servings
8 - 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 serrano chiles finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb dried pinto beans
  • 6 - 8 sprigs cilantro
  • 12 oz Mexican beer 1 bottle
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp coarse salt
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Side Dishes
Duration 1-2 hours
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Bacon, Beer, Chiles, Cilantro, Garlic, Pinto Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 95 minutes
Servings
8 - 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 serrano chiles finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb dried pinto beans
  • 6 - 8 sprigs cilantro
  • 12 oz Mexican beer 1 bottle
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp coarse salt
Frijoles Borrachos
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Rating: 4.67
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Instructions
  1. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and adjust to More or High. Fry the bacon in the pot for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
  2. Stir in the onion, chiles, and garlic. Sauté for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the beans, cilantro, beer, and enough water to reach the two-thirds-full mark inside the Instant Pot
  4. Lock the lid into place and set the steam release valve to sealed. Select Manual and set the timer for 60 minutes on high.
  5. When cooking is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally. Unlock and remove the lid.
  6. Season the beans with the coarse salt, ladle into bowls, and serve.
Recipe Notes

)Substitution tip: Short on time in the kitchen? Substitute 30 oz of cooked pinto beans (2 cans) for the dried pinto beans. Reduce the cooking time to 20 minutes on high.

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