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Tuesday, February 12 2013

Packed with chili peppers and warm spices, Mexican chorizo is the perfect substitute for beef in this unique chili. Thicker than you'd like? Simply add more chicken broth as needed to reach desired consistency.


Hominy and Chorizo Chili
Recipe from 
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 45 mins
    1 1/2  pounds  fresh or 1 pound hard (cured) chorizo sausage links
    1/4  cup  water
     tablespoon  olive oil
       large onions, chopped
       cloves garlic, minced
       medium carrots, chopped
       large green sweet pepper, chopped
     teaspoon  fresh thyme
     tablespoon  chili powder
    1/2  teaspoon  smoked paprika
       15 ounce can hominy, rinsed and drained
       14 1/2 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
     tablespoons  tomato paste
       pint grape tomatoes, halved
        Snipped fresh oregano
In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, bring sausage and 1/4 cup water to boiling. Cook sausage, covered, for 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Uncover; cook for 8 to 10 minutes, turning to brown. Cool for 5 minutes on cutting board. Diagonally cut in 1/2-inch slices.
In a large Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high. Cook onions, garlic, carrots, sweet pepper, and thyme for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost tender. Stir in the chile powder and paprika; cook for 30 seconds. Add the cooked sausage; cook for 1 minute. Add the hominy, broth, and tomato paste; bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the tomatoes; cook for 2 minutes, until tomatoes just begin to wilt. Top servings with oregano.

If you can only find the hard or "cured" kind of chorizo, substitute half the amount called for in the recipe and cut it into 1/2-inch pieces. Skip the first step and saute the chorizo in the oil in the Dutch oven, then add vegetables and follow the recipe as written except for the adding the sausage, which has already been done.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 576, Total Fat 36 g, Cholesterol 75 mg, Sodium 1456 mg, Carbohydrate 37 g, Fiber 7 g, Protein 25 g, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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