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

Categories: Meatless Monday

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.


I think you mean "borracho".

Amber Taufen
Amber Taufen

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


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.


Uncledave8 is correct.  It is "borracho".


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

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