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Black Bean and Chorizo Soup


I adapted this recipe from a Rachael Ray recipe. First of all, she calls it "stoup" which makes me want to punch someone. I slightly altered the ingredients and measurements but the big change is that I added chorizo to the soup.

You can make this as spicy as you wish by changing the amount of or omitting the hot sauce and jalapeno. Chorizo also comes in degrees of spiciness.

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

Ingredients

3 cans black beans
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
1 red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
chorizo
olive oil
salt
pepper
cumin
hot sauce
bay leaf
shredded cheese and sour cream to serve

Directions


The cast of characters
The cast of characters

Drizzle olive oil in the bottom of a large pot. Put the heat on medium. Add the chopped veggies and bay leaf and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about five minutes


Drain two cans of the beans and add to the pot. For the third can, add the liquid and half the beans to the pot. Mash the rest of the beans in the can with a fork and then add to the pot (this will thicken the soup). Add the cumin, salt, pepper, and a few good shakes of the hot sauce. Stir to combine.


Add the tomatoes (with liquid) and broth. Stir and bring to a boil.




While the soup is simmering, prep the chorizo.

But first, let's talk about it. Normally, I use the kind of chorizo that's already cooked. All I do is dice it and then brown it in a skillet for a few minutes. But this time, I accidentally bought the uncooked chorizo. I had to cut it from the casing and break it up. Since the chorizo was ground instead of diced, this soup looked much more like chili than it usually does. Both ways taste good so it's up to you what you choose to do.

So, anyway, put the chorizo in a skillet. If it's cooked and cut into chunks, just brown it for about 3 minutes, then add it to the soup pot. If it's uncooked, cook it, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until fully cooked, about 8 minutes.

Looks kinda gross...
Looks kinda gross...


Looks kinda awesome...
Looks kinda awesome...

Once it's fully cooked, drain excess grease and add the sausage to the soup pot. Cover and turn the heat down to low. Let simmer for 20 minutes or so.



After simmering for a while. It looks SO much like chili when using the bulk chorizo.
After simmering for a while. It looks SO much like chili when using the bulk chorizo.

Serve topped with cheese and sour cream.

AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years 2 weeks
Yum-O! Sorry, I had to. I believe you used Mexican chorizo which is very tasty, but I found Spanish chorizo is more like sausage if you want that effect. I have some in fridge and I think I'll make this if the heat ever subsides along with some warm corn tortillas. No A/C in my home.
Megatron Megatron 6 years 6 weeks
:rotfl: I thought the steam was moving for a second when I saw the first pic with the steam! Anyway. yea the soup does look delish! :drool:
wren1 wren1 6 years 6 weeks
Yum, Whip, this looks delicious! :drool:
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 6 years 6 weeks
Gasp! That sounds like something that I could eat one bowl after another, YUM! I'd need Tums afterwards but damn that looks good! _________________________ Quiero Fancy Feast!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 6 weeks
I like chorizo but it did look gross in the pan! :rotfl: The soup sounds/looks good. __ “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 6 years 6 weeks
Stoup? Maybe it's a good thing we don't get her over here. Your soup looks good.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years 6 weeks
:oy: at Stoup. :rotfl: at Sticky's comment. And :drool: at your soup. It looks really good. Do you think it would freeze well? It looks like it makes a big quantity and we're two.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 6 years 6 weeks
I hate her condescending "kids" term. I know where to shove that "stoup"...grrr. Anyway, this looks tasty! :drool:
colormesticky colormesticky 6 years 6 weeks
The stoup thing bugs me too, but Rachel Ray is annoying in General. I think if you played a drinking game where you took a shot anytime she said smoky bacon, lemony thyme, smoky cumin, kids, how good does that look, yummo, EVOO, or did a stupid nervous giggle you'd die of alcohol poisoning. That said- holy cow. Yum.
JennaV JennaV 6 years 6 weeks
:drool:
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 6 years 6 weeks
mmmmmmmmmmmmm, I agree with the Stoup business.. BULLSHIT. That sounds so silly.
sofi sofi 6 years 6 weeks
yummy-thanks :)
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 6 weeks
Hot damn - this looks tasty!