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mateo's borracho beans

Recipe by
Matthew Peterson
San Antonio, TX

My wife's favorite. I think this is why she married me!

yield 10 -12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mateo's borracho beans

  • 2 lb
    pinto beans, dried
  • 1/2 lb
    salt pork (whole not sliced)
  • 1 lb
    smoked ham hock(boneless)
  • 4
    roma tomatoes
  • 2 lg
    yellow onions
  • 2
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    heb borracho bean seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    knorr chicken boullion (not cubes)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    mexican oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make mateo's borracho beans

  • 1
    Place the beans in a large pot fill with water until it's 2 inches above the beans. Bring to a boil turn off heat and let rest with lid on for 1 hour.. Remove beans strain through a colander and return to pot.
  • The bean seasoning for this recipe.
    Add water until it's 2-4 inches above the beans.
  • This ingredient should be by the Ham steaks and hams in your grocery store.
    Dice onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, and cilantro.Dice medium or small(your choice) I like a little bigger chunks. Cube Salt pork into 1x1 cubes( you will spoon these out later so leave them large enough for that). The ham hocks dice into small bite size pieces.There will be large portions of skin and marbled portions. include these in the pot as large as possible. They add tons of flavor and you can fish them out later with the salt pork. The only meat you want to leave in the beans when you are done is the bite size pieces of ham hock.
  • a picture so you know what salt pork looks like and what to look for in the grocery store. it's similar to bacon.
    Add veggies, and meat, & seasonings.Bring to a boil then immediately reduce to a low rolling simmer for 2-3 hrs. Until beans are tender.