Saute 3 chopped bacon slices, 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped garlic cloves and 1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin, kosher salt and pepper in vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, 8 minutes. Add 1/2 cup dark Mexican beer; simmer 1 minute. Add two 15-ounce cans pinto beans (drained and rinsed) and 1 cup water; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and the juice of 1 lime.
Photograph by Ryan Dausch