Our Appaloosa Beans, with their unique markings and pinto-like flavor and texture, are ideal for the classic dish Frijoles Borrachos, which translates to “drunken beans.” Cooked with onions, garlic, beer and bacon, these beans pack a punch of flavor. Serve them on their own with tortillas or tortilla chips, or as a side dish to grilled steak or chicken.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 80 min

Total time: 95 min

Frijoles Borrachos
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods



  1. Place beans in large stock pot and add fresh water to cover by an inch. Boil for 30 minutes; drain. Return beans to pot.

  2. Add beer to beans, and bring to a simmer for about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat in pan.

  4. Over medium heat, cook onion, garlic and chiles until softened and fragrant, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add cooked bacon.

  5. Add mixture to cooked beans. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, adding more water if necessary to obtain desired consistency. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.

  6. Spoon into individual bowls, and serve with lime wedges.