Chorizo and Beans Recipe -
Chorizo and Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chorizo and Beans

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"This is a Mexican-American dish that has a surprisingly tasty flavor although some may laugh at the type of beans used. My mother made it for us as children."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chorizo, bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until chorizo is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain excess grease. Pour in the baked beans, and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  2. Serve in tortillas with shredded cheese and sour cream.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 26, 2006

excellent change of pace for chorizo. The slightly sweet flavor of the beans compliments the spicy chorizo taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2009

If you substitute almost everything it is tasty as can be...I cooked the chorizo with diecd peppers and red onions...added a drained can of diced tomatoes with jalapeno, and a drained can of black beans and I threw a hand full of low fat grated cheese at the that was good...

Jan 08, 2008

I thought this was not very good.

Oct 30, 2007

I prefer to use canned pinto beans OR homemade slowcooker beans over the baked beans and I omit the bell peppers, adding ortega peppers instead.

Mar 31, 2010

This was easy to make and very colorful. I made the chorizo w/ onions and peppers (added some butter) and put it on a bed of rice with a small ladle of black beans on top. It was rather bland until we put some green Tabasco on it. It came alive with the low heat jalapeno flavor. Everyone wanted more. It's on the favorite dinner rotation now. Thanks!!!

May 21, 2006

eh, not that great...tasted like baked beans with a hint of chorizo-- nothing too exciting.

Dec 16, 2010

The only way to go is to use Basque (instead of Mexican) Chorizos. They are very hard to find but Gem Meat Packing Company in Boise Idaho makes the best and most authentic chorizos that they will ship all over the country. Every Basque like me knows exactly where to get them.

Apr 17, 2008

I thought this was kinda meh, and Husband didn't like it much at all (and he'll eat anything). Needed a lot of tweaking to make it flavorful, and even then it was pretty mediocre. Thanks anyway.


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  • Calories
  • 1012 kcal
  • 51%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 98.7 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 51.1 g
  • 79%
  • Fiber
  • 10.8 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 40.7 g
  • 81%
  • Sodium
  • 2072 mg
  • 83%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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