Sunday, June 14, 2009

Black Beans with Chorizo

Black beans w chorizo
2 15-oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
4 chorizo sausages -OR- chorizo soy-sage, casings removed
1/2 red onion
3-4 cloves garlic
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 jalepeno, seeded and diced
2 Tbs cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 large tomatoes
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 cup queso blanco, farmers cheese, feta cheese (or other crumbly white fresh cheese)

In a large pot, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. Add chorizo, onions and garlic and saute, stirring to break up the sausage until crumbly and cooked through. If needed, drain off excess oil. Add bell pepper, jalepeno, beans, cumin and cayenne pepper. Stir in tomatoes and allow to simmer over low heat for 10-20 minutes. To serve, transfer to a service bowl and garnish with crumbled cheese and cilantro.

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