Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chorizo Sausage Chili

Brighten up even the dreariest of days, this chili has enough kick to bring your tastebuds out of hiding without making you sweat.

Chorizo Sausage Chili

2 cups dried red or pinto beans- 
rinsed well and soaked overnight then simmered in water until soft and  drained
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
1/2 pound of chorizo sausage
1 pound pork sausage
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3cup green chilis, diced (one small can)
1 pint crushed tomatoes
3 Tablespoons Chili powder
1 T Coriander
1 T Cumin
Salt to taste
Heat an 8 quart soup pot over medium high heat add the oil and the onion, saute 2 minutes, then add the celery, carrots and garlic. Continue to cook until onion is soft and somewhat translucent. Add the Chorizo and the pork sausage and continue to cook, breaking up the meat with your spoon. Saute until the sausage is cooked, add the chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and green chilis. Cook 2 more minutes until the smell of the spices fills your kitchen. Add the tomatoes and the beans and a little water as needed. Simmer until all flavors combine, at least 30 minutes as long as all day! (this would be great on low in your crock pot, when you get home your house will smell delicious!)
Serve with lots of shredded cheddar and sour cream. Add diced avocado if your feeling especially scandalous. A great dish for game day! 

1 comment:

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