I have never used chorizo before but I have been seeing it in a lot of recipes recently - time to give it a try! I was able to find an authentic looking hispanic brand. These sausages were in thick casings with metal clasps on each end. The normal grocery store brand looked nothing like this. I sauteed the sausage meat with the diced ham without adding additional oil, though it did seem like it needed a few teaspoons. By the time I added in the potatoes, veggies and beans, the sausage seemed to totally evaporate, leaving only the spices. Without those spices (similiar to the canned adobo sauce with the chipotle peppers), this stew would have been very bland. You could definitely leave out the ham, as I could not taste it at all, but if you leave out the chorizo, you will be throwing in some additional flavorings. My health conscious husband loved this as it was loaded with veggies, and light on the meat.
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I have never used chorizo before but I have been seeing it in a lot of recipes recently - time...