Chili con Chorizo Recipe

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We love to eat chili, whether it's vegetarian or with some kind of meat. This recipe was created because I a friend of mine gave me some chorizo to try and I decided to try it in my chili recipe. Most supermarkets carry chorizo, but if it's not available, I found that kielbasa is is a good substitution. —Debbie Limas, North Andover, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound uncooked chorizo
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice and minced fresh cilantro, optional

Directions

  1. Crumble chorizo into a large saucepan; add the peppers, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until sausage is fully cooked; drain.
  2. Stir in the beans, tomato sauce, wine, chili powder, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chili con Chorizo in Taste of Home Fall 2012

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