Chorizo is a sausage popular in the Latino community. It a pork sauage with spices though there is a turkey chorizo. I susbtitute beef smoked sausage. It gives the beans & rice a flavor much like jimbalaya.
This was an easy recipe to make, though I couldn't find chorizo anywhere and substituted hamburger. The ingredients were inexpensive, preparation was easy, and the outcome was delicious. I would warn others, however, that when it says large skillet, it means REALLY large skillet. We weren't able to mix the rice with the sauce, as our pan was barely large enough to hold the sauce.