Black Bean-Chorizo Stew

December 14, 2022

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Black Bean-Chorizo Stew

This chili-like stew relies on spicy, fresh green chorizo for its bright, zesty flavor. We suggest using New Mexico Chorizo from Red Mesa Meats , and then adding a dollop of yogurt on top from Camino de Paz Farm.

Serve it over rice, or with corn or flour tortillas on the side.


The Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • ½ batch (12 ounces) green chorizo
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro stems, leaves reserved for serving
  • 7 cups cooked black beans (from 4 cans or 1 pound dried beans), drained
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced plum tomatoes with their juices
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, more as needed
  • Diced avocado, for serving
  • Sliced scallion, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottom pot. Add onion and cook until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in chorizo and cilantro stems and cook 5 minutes over high heat, or until much of the liquid has evaporated
  2. Stir in beans, tomatoes and their liquid, and 1 cup water. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat; reduce to medium.
  3. Partly cover pot and simmer until tomatoes have fallen apart, about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Season with salt. Serve topped with avocado, scallion, cilantro leaves, lime wedges and a dollop of yogurt on top from Camino de Paz Farm.