Baked Black Beans with Chorizo

Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Thom Driver

Serve this versatile bean-and-chorizo dish warm or at room temperature as a tasty side to accompany tacos or as a dip with chips.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 189
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 10.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.4g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 307mg
  • Calcium: 142mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced Spanish chorizo
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chorizo; sauté for 2 minutes. Remove chorizo from pan. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and jalapeño; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt, cumin, red pepper, and garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and beans; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes. Mash to desired consistency. Spoon bean mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. 3. Top with chorizo, tomato, and cheese. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Top with green onions.
Note:

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