Barracho beans on toast for breakfast, lunch or dinner on Meatless Monday

Categories: Vegetarian

No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as incentive to join the growing movement, every week we're offering an animal-free recipe.

This recipes blends two cuisine styles for the best of both worlds: We're taking the English tradition of eating baked beans on toast and replacing the baked beans with a recipe from south of the border -- drunken beans, aka barracho beans (recipe adapted from Moosewood New Classics). It's a non-traditional take on a Brit breakfast or snack that can be enjoyed at any hour of the day.

You will need:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion
4 garlic cloves
Sprinkle of salt
1 tablespoon cumin
1 bottle Mexican beer (we like Dos Equis: Lager Especial for lighter beans and Amber ale for heavier)
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
2 cans pinto beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
1-2 tablespoons chipotle adobo sauce (sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
2 slices bread per diner
Block of vegan cheese or slices of regular cheese

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet.

2. Peel the cloves of garlic.

3. Finely chop the onion.

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Amber Taufen
Amber Taufen

I fully agree. It was an egregious misstep on my part. That said, I won't ever forget how to spell borracho now! See, you did a good deed.


This dish looks good.  I'll try making it this week.

Amber Taufen
Amber Taufen

Y'all are no doubt right -- Spanish is not my first language. Lo siento!


Uncledave8 is correct.  It is "borracho".


Didn't mean  to go all Dave Barnes on you but if there is one word in Spanish everyone should know it's borracho - and, how to get there - tequila and cerveza - lol.

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