Frijoles Borracho

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: Vegetarian Express by Nava Atlas and Lillian Kayte

Serves 6 people

Categories: Beans (Round), Beer, Side Dish, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian


  • 2 (16 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup light beer
  • 3 -4 scallions, sliced
  • 2 -3 tablespoons chopped mild green chilies, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a simmer.

  2. Using a potato masher, mash about half of the beans.

  3. Simmer gently but steadily for another 2-3 minutes or until the liquid base becomes a thick sauce.

  4. *This dish thickens up as it stands; if you are reheating leftover, add a small amount of water to loosen the consistency.

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