Frijoles Borrachos (Drunken Beans)


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 3 serrano chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb dried pinto beans
  • 6 - 8 sprigs cilantro
  • 12 oz Mexican beer
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp coarse salt
  • Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and adjust to More or High. Fry the bacon in the pot for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Stir in the onion, chiles, and garlic. Sauté for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the beans, cilantro, beer, and enough water to reach the two-thirds-full mark inside the Instant Pot
  • Lock the lid into place and set the steam release valve to sealed. Select Manual and set the timer for 60 minutes on high.
  • When cooking is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally. Unlock and remove the lid.
  • Season the beans with the coarse salt, ladle into bowls, and serve.
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