Beer Simmered Beans Recipe -
Beer Simmered Beans Recipe
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Beer Simmered Beans

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"These beans are fast, easy and taste great with barbequed meats."

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Original recipe makes 6 Servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Combine pinto beans, kidney beans, beer, jalapenos, garlic, cumin, and salt in a large saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 07, 2011

I didnt have the beans stated but I had canneloni beans and black beans and used all the other ingredients as stated. Delicious!!! I have tried to limit my meat intake so I eat a lot of beans and veggies. I used this bean recipe as a buritto stuffing. I added the beans, mexican cheese, cilantro,tomatoes! and a dollop of sour cream. Sooooo good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2011

So bitter! I made the recipe exactly as stated and it was bitter. I know it's because of the beer, but maybe other cooks could reccommend a particular brand of beer? I tried to salvage this by adding brown sugar, and although it helped a little, the strong bitter aftertaste was too much.

Jul 05, 2011

I LOVED this! I went with the dark kidneys to give it different color and I used Miller Lite for the beer. I am not much of a beer drinker anymore but love the flavor and boldness it adds to food. I added raw onion to the top of my beans but that is just something my family did growing up and a habit I don't care to break. I've shied away from can goods here lately but this is one I won't be shying from period. I really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing SweetBasil!

Feb 11, 2011

Nice side and good change from sweet baked beans. Sauteed a little onion and chopped country ham. Added beans, dried tabasco pepper, and chopped green sweet pepper with other ingredients. Instead of beer, I've made this with a half cup or so of picante sauce.

Aug 26, 2011

Made this with Corona beer, and substituted 2 serrano chili peppers for the jalapenos (personal preference -- we just like the flavor they give a little better) thought this was a tasty, flavorful, easy side dish -- a definite keeper! Thanks so much!

Jul 18, 2011

I have to disagree with the other reviews. These beans didn't have a great flavor...they just tasted like beans. Definitely not a keeper.

May 07, 2009

This was so good and simple. going to use it during office outings.

Aug 15, 2011

This was quick and easy to prepare, and I like all the ingredients that go into it. But it was missing something; red onion might add flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 396 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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