Black Bean and Chorizo Chili

Muir Glen Black Bean and Chorizo Chili


1 lb chorizo sausage, casing removed and crumbled, or bulk chorizo sausage

1 large onion, chopped

1 large yellow or green bell pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen® organic fire roasted tomatoes or regular diced tomatoes, undrained

1 cup water

1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed

1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

crumbled white Mexican cheese (such as queso fresco), if desired

Prep time: 20 minutes

Fill up on a robust chili that's richly seasoned with chorizo, smoky chipotle chiles and fire roasted tomatoes.

Preparation & Directions

  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until browned; drain well. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender.

  2. Stir in tomatoes, water, beans, chiles, chili powder and cumin. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Serve with cheese.

Did You Know?
Chorizo is ground pork sausage that has been flavored with a blend of spices, including garlic and chili powder. Mexican chorizo is made with fresh pork, and Spanish chorizo is made with smoked pork.

If chorizo is unavailable, substitute Italian sausage or pork sausage, but the flavor will be slightly different.

We recommend using organic ingredients where available. For more information see Why Go Organic?