I have taken ingredients from about 3 different Borracho Bean recipes and made my very own recipe for Borracho Beans. My DH said they were the best he had ever eaten. (This is quite a statement, as he is usually my most critical food fan.)
I wanted Borracho Beans as a side dish but didn't want to make the beans from a dried state. This recipe uses canned beans but it is so good you wouldn't know it! You can't really substitute the beer in this recipe because Borracho Beans means "drunken" and without the beer... well they just wouldn't be Borracho Beans! Also, these beans are intended to be "soupy" so if you like your beans with a thicker sauce (like me!), either use 1/2 the beer or simmer the beans longer (this is what I do).
Borracho is translated from Spanish to English as drunk. It specifically refers to the beer that is an added ingredient. If you are unable to soak the beans overnight just account for additional cooking time. I generally use the Casserole brand of dry pinto beans because they seem to cook faster. I have found them at most Albertson's locations. However, any brand will work. You can also substitute the Mexican dark beer for any beer you have on hand. I took about 4 or 5 recipes and combined them with the way my Mom makes them also. You can make them as spicy as you want! I noted the variances for the Cumin, Chili powder, and jalapenos. I also always use fresh ingredients - no canned jalapenos or tomatoes. The crock-pot liners are purely optional. I normally take two of them and line the crock pot just in case one breaks. They make it 100% easier and virtual no clean-up is required if you use them to line your crock-pot. The recipe is very forgiving, so you can take away or add to it
Borracho means drunk, and it refers to the beer in the cooking liquid. If you're cooking beans and pork roast at the same time, you can use the fatty pieces of pork that you remove while carving to add flavor to the beans. Otherwise, use some bacon.
This originally came from a friend of mine, and I tweaked it just a little. Make sure you use a good full-bodied beer in this, not a light beer. I used Michelob Ultra Amber, and the smell while it was cooking was wonderful. The Goya ham seasoning is a dry mix, picture of a pig on the box, usually near the soups. I guessed on the size of the packet because it was required to submit - the box is 1.41 oz and it contains 6 or 8 packets. Prep/cook time does not include soaking beans overnight.