A hearty meal of chorizo and black bean stew and rice
On a whim and along with the pressure to use up ingredients I had lying around in the kitchen, I created this dish. I used the basic idea of my Chilli Con Carne and used chorizo and black beans to create this dish. It’s a pretty simple and yet wholesome meal, a one pot dish that can be served with rice or bread or just eaten as it is.
That’s not all. I had my dad on the show as well to taste the dish and give his verdict.
Creating dishes from left overs
This black bean stew with chorizo was born from the urgency to use up ingredients. I hate food waste and it’s one of the things that really drives me to be creative with left overs at home. It’s really never a happy moment to find something that could have been used up and having to throw it. I always love throwing in bits and bobs into the pan and stirring up what might be one of my best dishes. The worst part really is that these can never be re-created since they are rather spontaneously created. Thankfully for this recipe I was able to jot it down and also film it.
It does help that it’s a basic stew recipe. In fact it’s far closer to an Indian ‘black dal’ recipe than anything else. Just spiced up with some chorizo by yours truly. I’d love to know what might be some amazing dishes you have made with left overs. Leave me a comment and let me know.
Chorizo & Black Beans
- 100 grams Chorizo I recommend this one
- 100 grams Black Beans canned or boiled with salt and cooked
- 75 grams Onions
- 100 grams Tomatoes
- 5 grams Ginger
- 5 grams garlic
- 1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds Try this one
- 1 Beef Stock Cube Try this one
- 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder I recommend this one
- 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala I recommend this one
- 1/2 Tsp Turmeric I recommend this one
- 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder I recommend this one
- Coriander for Garnish
- 50 ml Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Tbsp olive oil I use this one
- Fry chorizo with olive oil
- Add the onions and fry
- Add the cumin seeds and freshly chopped ginger and garlic
- Add stock cubes, tomatoes and spices
- Add the beans and water and cook for 10 minutes
- Add the coriander and cream
- Serve with white rice.