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Borracho Beans with Shiner Bock Beer

Patience.  It is something that I have struggled with for years.  I have been wanting to share this special post with you today for the past couple of weeks.

It’s called the Wonderbag.  This heating and cooling bag was created to help women in other countries stay at home with their families instead of cooking meals.  Women living in poverty and third world countries typically spend 4 to 6 hours each day preparing meals for their families.  That requires them to find wood and other supplies just to cook their meals.  The Wonderbag allows them to cook their meal in a pot and then transport it in this bag.  Every bag that is sold online a Wonderbag is donated to a family in need in third world countries.

Talk about giving back and that is why I am so excited to pair up with this great campaign.

Borracho Beans with Shiner Bock Beer

When I first received my Wonderbag in the mail I contemplated on how I was going to use it outside of the home.  The first idea that popped into my head was tailgating.  Hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken wings and BBQ is what comes to mind, but what about the always forgotten sides.  It is time for something else to take the cake or in this case beans.  These borracho beans will be perfect for a football tailgating party or if you have a game watching party at your house.  They are THE PERFECT compliment to any meaty dish and you can even dip your chips into the bowl to satisfy your bean craving.

Borracho Beans with Shiner Bock Beer

You can shop for WonderBag on Amazon.  Buy One, Give One: For every Wonderbag purchased in the US, one is donated to a family in need in Africa; Families in developing countries who use Wonderbags save up to 30% of their income otherwise spent on fuel for wood stoves.

Borracho Beans with Shiner Bock Beer

Print Recipe

Borracho Beans with Shiner Bock Beer


1 12ounce bottle shiner bock beer
2 pounds pinto beans
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 slices uncooked bacon, chopped
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
3 cups water
2 jalapeños, dices
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 Tablespoon salt


Sort through the pinto beans to see if any are chipped or cut in half. Throw those beans out and place the rest in a large bowl. Fill it with water and make sure that the water is about 2 inches above the pinto beans. Let the beans soak overnight and throw away the beans that float to the top.

Drain the beans and then add them to a large pot over high heat. Pour in the beer, broth, tomatoes and water. Stir the mixture and then add bacon, jalapeños, onion, garlic and salt. Allow the mixture to boil for 30 minutes and then place in Wonderbag.

Keep in Wonderbag for at least 5 hours.

Follow the instructions above but do not put in Wonderbag. Bring the beans to a simmer and let them cook for 4-5 hours or until tender.

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10 Responses to “Borracho Beans with Shiner Bock Beer”

  1. 1
    Renee @ Tortillas and Honey — October 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I’ve never heard of the Wonderbag! It sounds great and I love the mission! These borracho beans look excellent as well!


  2. 2
    Sues — October 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I’ve never heard of this, but it looks so cool!


  3. 3
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 29, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    This sounds dreamy!!! My mom always makes “cowboy beans” and this reminds me of it a bit!


  4. 4
    Tieghan — October 29, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    These are perfect for fall! They sound awesome!


  5. 5
    Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — October 30, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I totally think beans don’t get enough attention, and I’m totally impressed you managed to make them look sexy in all the photos! Haha. Beautiful.


  6. 6
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — October 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Wow! So cool. I too have never heard of a Wonderbag. And the fact that you but Shiner in these beans is the reason we are friends!


  7. 7
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — October 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Oh yum! We live in Texas so love Shiner Bock, but I’ve never used it in cooking. These beans look mouthwatering! Love the beer addition!


  8. 8
    Gaby — October 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    What a great product and I love companies that have support programs like this. The beans would be so amazing anytime and especially on game day!


  9. 9
    Wonderbag — October 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks so much for your amazing recipe and support of the Wonderbag!


  10. 10
    Kate@Diethood — November 3, 2013 at 12:42 am

    The Wonderbag and I have got to meet! I love that! And these beans… comfort in a bowl, of course!


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