Black Bean-Chorizo Stew

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large white onion, diced
½ batch (12 ounces) homemade green chorizo, or use another spicy fresh sausage
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

Preparation

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.

Stir in beans, tomatoes and their liquid, and 1 cup water. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat; reduce to medium.

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 and lime wedges.

New York Times

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