Low Carb Frijoles Borrachos

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Are those BEANS? Yes, but don’t call the Keto Cops just yet. The Low Carb Frijoles Borrachos (Drunken Beans) recipe is made with Low Carb / Keto Friendly beans.

Black soybeans to be precise. And, yes, there is low carb beer in this recipe because Frijoles Borrachos is where beans meet beer and have a party on your plate…

Served Frijoles Borrachos

🥘Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon uncooked -diced
  • ¼ onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno * Optional to taste – stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 oz Coors light * or similar low carb beer

The alcohol will cook out and you’ll only be left with that hoppy flavor. (I promise your kids won’t get tipsy on these beans).

  • 30 oz black soybeans *cooked (2 cans of black soybeans).

The easiest way o make this recipe is to use canned black soybeans. if you don’t have them in your supermarket yet, you can find them here

I bought a huge bag of dried black soybeans because I am a cheapskate about paying for canned beans.

I make them in the pressure cooker in about 40 minutes and keep them around because they are AWESOME and so versatile.

The original Frijoles Borrachos Recipe is made with dark beer and brown sugar. We aren’t doing that for obvious reasons, but the maple flavoring gives back the flavor.

Plus, you can put that maple extract to good use when you make Low Carb French Toast Muffins Recipe…the syrup recipe is included in the post and you need this maple extract.

Optional Garnish

  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

👩🏾‍🍳How to make the Frijoles Borrachos:

  • Cook diced bacon in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat until almost crispy, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the onion and jalapeno, and saute for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Continue cooking until the beans reach a simmer. Then reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering uncovered for about 15 minutes or until almost of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Turn off the heat and add the maple flavoring if using. Then serve the beans topped with fresh cilantro, hot sauce or sour cream.

🍽️Equipment:

 📋Tips & FAQ’s:

Can I make these Drunken Beans ahead of time?

Yes! The keep well and reheat beautifully. They’re good in the fridge for 4-6 days easy.

You can freeze the cooked soybeans before you make the rest of the recipe if you want to have them on hand.

What are the Drunken Beans good with?

The frijoles borrachos are great with any of these main dishes:

That’s all for the Low Carb Frijoles Borrachos Recipe!

I really hope that you give these a try. I thought they were off the menu when I went low carb and was soooo happy to find beans that fit into our lifestyle.

Even the bean hating teen likes the soybeans.

She claims they taste cleaner. And, that’s just fine with me. They have a ton of healthy fiber and some essential minerals to keep her bones strong.

That’s all for now Amigos and Amiga’s!

Hasta Luego!

Brandy

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Savory and spicy with just a hint of sweetness. This Drunken Bean Recipe is the low carb version of the classic Mexican Frijoles Borrachos side dish. This is the perfect low carb side for any Mexican meal.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Keto, Mexican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bacon uncooked -diced
  • ¼ onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno * Optional to taste – stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 oz Coors light * or similar low carb beer
  • 30 oz black soybeans *cooked (2 cans of black soybeans) See post ingredients for clarification.
  • 1 Tbsp Allulose
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon * or one cube
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp maple flavoring * optional but delicious

Optional Garnish

  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Cook diced bacon in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat until almost crispy, stirring occasionally.
    Frying bacon in a stock pot
  • Add the onion and jalapeno, and saute for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the garlic, and saute for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the beer, beans, allulose, oregano, chili powder, chicken bouillon and cumin, and stir to combine. Continue cooking until the beans reach a simmer. Then reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering uncovered for about 15 minutes or until almost of the liquid has evaporated.
    Adding all ingredients to pot
  • Turn off the heat and add the maple flavoring if using. Then serve the beans topped with fresh cilantro, hot sauce or sour cream.
    Serving low carb frijoles borrachos

Notes

The nutritional information is based on making 6 “eight ounce servings”.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ozCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 15gFat: 13gSodium: 131mgFiber: 9gNet Carbs: 3gFat Ratio per Serving: 52%Protein Ratio per Serving: 26.67%Carb Ratio per Serving: 5.33%
Keyword bacon, Gluten Free Options, soy, soybeans
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