Smoky Baked Beans with Chorizo

Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

Add extra flavor to baked Great Northern beans with dry-cured Spanish chorizo, a type of smoked sausage with a deep red color. Be sure to use firm, dry-cured Spanish chorizo and not soft, raw Mexican chorizo for this recipe.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 10 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 184
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 10.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.3g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 306mg
  • Calcium: 98mg

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried Great Northern beans (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup diced dry-cured Spanish chorizo
  • 4 cups chopped onion
  • 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

  1. 1. Sort and wash beans; place in a Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans. Cover; let stand 8 hours. Drain.
  2. 2. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chorizo; cook 4 minutes or until fat begins to render. Add onion and garlic; sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Add beans, water, and next 7 ingredients (through bay leaves); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until beans are just tender.
  3. 3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. 4. Stir brown sugar and the next 3 ingredients (through crushed red pepper) into bean mixture; bring to a simmer. Cover; bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are very tender and sauce is thick. Remove from oven; stir in vinegar, black pepper, and ground red pepper. Discard bay leaves; sprinkle with green onions and parsley.
Note:

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