Frijoles borrachos

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Dried pinto beans, cleaned,
\N \N Rinsed, and soaked overnight
\N \N In water to cover
3 \N To 3 1/2 quarts water
½ cup Lard or vegetable oil
2 larges White onions, finely chopped
3 larges Tomatoes, finely chopped
4 \N Serrano chilies or jalapeno
\N \N Chilies, finely chopped
2 cups Finely chopped cilantro
\N \N Sea salt, to taste
2 \N To 3 cups dark beer

To prepare the beans, put the beans in a pot, add 3 times their volume in water. Cover and cook over low heat for 1½ to 2 hours or until the beans are tender. If needed, add more warm water.

Meanwhile, heat the lard in a large, deep, and heavy skillet, over a mediumhigh heat. Add the onions and fry until lightly browned. Add the tomatoes, chilies, and cilantro. Add the cooked beans, salt, and beer.

Continue to cook, uncovered, over low heat until the mixture thickens, about 45 minutes.

Pour the hot beans into a decorative clay or ceramic serving dish.

Serve with roasted meat and corn or flour tortillas.

Yield: 8 servings


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