Chorizo and Black Beans

Why aren't Dennis Haybert and Eric Balfour in more tv shows? I mean, at least with Haybert you can always refrain from fast forwarding through the Allstate commercials. But still. And why am I so equally fascinated with both actors that I can't help but alternate reruns of Conviction, The Unit and Haven? And why am I wondering about this when I should be reading my linear book? And what does this have to do with food (nothing)?

Here's another quick and mostly health meal. I think given how little chorizo is in this, it might even count as healthy. Well, unless you have dietary restrictions. Anyway. I had cooked the last of the chorizo so I could make a pizza with it (pizza crust, salsa for the sauce, monterrey jack or cheddar, chorizo on top) and I had some left over. Not wanting it to go to waste, and also discovering that I like chorizo a lot less than I used to (or perhaps it's just the brand?), I figured if I put it in with some other stuff I'd get the lovely fattiness without the heavy, cloying thing chorizo can do (heavy, says the girl who types this while nomming sickening quantities Ruffles and full fat onion dip) to a dish.

Plus, I hadn't cooked beans in a while, and that seemed not right somehow. So here we have it. Hope you enjoy!

1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
3/4 cup cooked chorizo
1 can black beans, drained
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 cup sliced celery
juice of one orange
salt and pepper as needed
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint

Put all of these things together in a saucepan and simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve over rice. Add a little water or broth while it's cooking if you need to to keep it saucy enough for the rice.


  1. Ooh, that looks good. May have to try it (next month) with soyrizo. That stuff is good. Om nom nom.

    Also, i'm with you on Eric Balfour, but prefer the other allstate guy. Voice is nice, tho...

  2. Dean Winters I like too, though he's definitely more the devious type. And of course, who could ever forget how great he was in Oz?


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