Beans, Chorizo, and Brown Rice
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  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small red/white/yellow/whatever you want onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ pound chorizo (depending on if you buy it in casing or fresh, you can slice it or break it up like you would ground beef, which is what I did)
  • 1 15 ounce can no-salt-added black beans, mostly drained
  • 1 15 ounce can no-salt-added pinto beans, mostly drained
  • A dash of hot sauce, to taste (I did 3-4 dashes)
  • Brown rice, cooked according to package directions
  • Shredded cheese, chopped scallions, sour cream (optional, for garnish)
  1. Add the oil to a large sauce pan and turn to medium heat.
  2. Toss in onion and stir occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add tomato and garlic and cook for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add cumin, chorizo, hot sauce and beans. Smash some of the black beans with the back of your cooking utensil to give them a nice, "been cooking all day", kind of feel. Cook for about 10 minutes to make sure everything is heated through and that the chorizo is cooked.
  4. Serve over brown rice and garnish with shredded cheese, scallions, more hot sauce, sour cream.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at