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These from scratch drunken beans are so tender and full of flavor! Serve 'em as a side for tacos or over rice!

Drunken Beans

Drunken beans are such a great way to use dried beans - full of flavor and there's beer involved! :) 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 112kcal


  • 1 package 20 ounces Hurst's Beans Pinto Beans with Ham Flavoring
  • 6 slices bacon diced
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • 8 cups water
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 14 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped


  • Rinse and sort through the beans, removing any debris. Soak overnight in a large covered bowl.
  • Drain the liquid from the beans and set beans aside.
  • Add the bacon to a large stock pot over medium heat and fry until nearly crisp.
  • Add in the onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the beans and water to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover.
  • Cook, covered, for 1 hour 30 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid from the beans and add the beer, tomatoes, and ham flavoring from the package of beans. Stir to combine.
  • Continue cooking for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, pepper, and cilantro before serving.


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.7mg