• Ingredients: 12
  • Serves: 4

Drunken beans with * available at mexican markets and some specialty produce markets..


  • * available at Mexican markets and some specialty produce markets.

Chipotle rub (makes 2 teaspoons ):

  • * available at Mexican markets and some specialty produce markets

For brown sugar topping


  • Accompaniments:Guacamole orFresh Tomato Salsa

For the orange caramel

To assemble dish

  • Special equipment: a 2- to 2 1/2-quart shallow flameproof casserole dish
  • Garnish: toasted pine nuts


  1. Step 1 In a 6-to 7-quart ovenproof kettle cook bacon, onion, oregano, and garlic over moderately high heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits, until onion is browned lightly.

    For this step you will need

  2. Step 2 Add beans, water, jalapeño, and beer and bring to a boil. Bake mixture, covered, in middle of oven until beans are soft, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. Step 3 Stir in 2 teaspoons salt and bake beans 10 minutes more. Check seasoning, adding remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt if necessary.