I love Chorizo but it is so fatty and greasy that I hate to cook with it. If you have never had it, it is a smoky and delicious sausage. I discovered a soy alternative and I am so excited because it is true to the flavor with so much less fat and mess!! I found this recipe for Ellie's Chorizo and Beans and gave it a try, it turned out GREAT!
* 8 ounces chorizo sausage
* 1 cup onion, diced
* 1 fresh jalapeno, diced
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1 (20 ounce) can Goya pinto beans, undrained
1. In a medium skillet, cook chorizo and drain if necessary. (there is no need to drain with the fake stuff!)
2. Add onions, garlic and Jalapeño, sautéing until soft.
3. Add beans and let simmer for 1 hour over low heat and serve with tortillas, sour cream and salsa.
This could not be simpler. You need the chorizo, beans, a jalapeno, some garlic and some shallot or onion.
apparently I can't read and you were not supposed to drain the beans. woops. It still turned out great. I used to be afraid to cook because I might mess something up. Well, I do, and most of the time it still turns out just fine.
I got some rice going in a pan with a few drops of olive oil.
I love this old Descoware cast iron pan I found at a thrift store, $5!
get your shallot all chopped up.
remove the seeds and the white part that holds the seads in from your jalapeno if you don't want it to be too hot.
cook the chorizo up
add the onion, garlic and japalenos, let it cook for a minute. Add your beans and let those simmer for an hour. This is a very important step, use this hour to do something for yourself. Take a nap, put your feet up and watch some tv, read a book or take a nice bath!
Then sit down with this spicy and tasty meal. It is simple but oh so good. I got the SO to at least taste the chorizo (had to make sure there were no visible bean parts) and he admitted it was 'good'. baby steps.