Foodie Friday: Charro Beans with Chipotle Sausage

Chipotle-flavored sausage is in keeping with the recipe’s Tex-Mex roots, but it can be quite spicy. If you like less heat, try the recipe with a milder-flavored veg sausage.

Ingredient List

Serves 4

  • 1 cup dried pinto beans
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 Mexican chipotle-flavored grain meat sausages, such as Field Roast, cut into 1-inch rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish

Directions

1. Place beans in large bowl, and cover with cold water. Let soak 4 hours, or overnight.

2. Drain beans, and place in large saucepan with 6 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until tender but not soft. Do not drain.

3. Heat oil in separate large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and sausage, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes, or until vegetables are soft and translucent. Add garlic and chili powder, and cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and beans (with cooking liquid); season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover, and simmer 10 minutes more. Serve garnished with cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Per 1-cup serving: Calories: 400, Protein: 24g, Total fat: 14g, Saturated fat: 2g, Carbs: 47g, Cholesterol: mg, Sodium: 507mg, Fiber: 15g, Sugars: 10g

Source:  VegetarianTimes.com

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