Borracho (Drunken) Beans

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Yields1 Serving
 1 lb Dry Pinto Beans
 1 Red (or yellow) Onion
 2 Slices Bacon(or 1 Ham Hock)
 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic
 1 tbsp Cumin
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
 1 Jalapeño(seeds removed)
 ¼ cup Cilantro(cilantro is better but can be substituted with 1 ½ tsp dry oregano and 1 bay leaf)
 1 Can Rotel Tomatoes with Cilantro and Lime(Or Fire-Roasted Rotel)
 1 Bottle of beer(12 ounces any variety)
1

Place the beans, bacon (or hock), onion, Rotel, and all the spices in the pot or crock pot.

2

Pour the bottle of beer over the beans. Fill the bottle with water and add to the pot two times. (That's 24 ounces total for the water.)

3

In the slow cooker, cook on Low 8 hours or on High 5 hours until the beans are tender. (my crock pot required more time, like 6-7 hours on high)

4

Just before serving, shred any meat off the ham hock, return it to the beans and discard the skin and bones

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Ingredients

 1 lb Dry Pinto Beans
 1 Red (or yellow) Onion
 2 Slices Bacon(or 1 Ham Hock)
 1 tbsp Crushed Garlic
 1 tbsp Cumin
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
 1 Jalapeño(seeds removed)
 ¼ cup Cilantro(cilantro is better but can be substituted with 1 ½ tsp dry oregano and 1 bay leaf)
 1 Can Rotel Tomatoes with Cilantro and Lime(Or Fire-Roasted Rotel)
 1 Bottle of beer(12 ounces any variety)

Directions

1

Place the beans, bacon (or hock), onion, Rotel, and all the spices in the pot or crock pot.

2

Pour the bottle of beer over the beans. Fill the bottle with water and add to the pot two times. (That's 24 ounces total for the water.)

3

In the slow cooker, cook on Low 8 hours or on High 5 hours until the beans are tender. (my crock pot required more time, like 6-7 hours on high)

4

Just before serving, shred any meat off the ham hock, return it to the beans and discard the skin and bones

Borracho (Drunken) Beans

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