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Boring beans? Not these Bacon Borracho Beans! Dry beans are transformed into something magical when infused with bacon and garlic! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Bacon Borracho Beans


  • Author: Sara Haas
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes + overnight soak
  • Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total Time: -51484113.233333 minute
  • Yield: 6-12 servings
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Description

Boring beans? Not these Bacon Borracho Beans! Dry beans are transformed into something magical when infused with bacon and garlic!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried pinto beans, sorted and picked over, soaked overnight
  • 3 slices center-cut bacon, diced
  • 1/2 small white onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • limes, cut into wedges for serving
  • cilantro, for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Drain the pinto beans, discarding the liquid.
  2. Set a large pot over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook, stirring frequently until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in garlic, salt, and beans. Cover with 8 cups of water, stir and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover with a lid and cook 30-40 minutes, or until beans are tender.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, coriander and cumin and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup