This is a lovely chowder with great flavors, and it's quick and easy to make. It's a great way to stretch a small amount of flavourful meat a long way. I used turkey sausage, and it was terrific. Recipe courtesy of my latest favorite cookbook Spilling the Beans.
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- canola oil or olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 -2 link chorizo sausage or 1 -2 link Italian sausage or 1/4 lb ground turkey
- 2 -3 green onions, chopped
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 -2 cup corn (fresh, scraped off the cob, frozen, or canned)
- 1 cup black beans (cooked or 1/2 of a 19 oz can)
- 1 yukon gold potatoes (or a handful of baby new potatoes halved) or 1 red potatoes (or a handful of baby new potatoes halved)
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup half-and-half or 1 cup half-and-half or 14 ounces coconut milk
- 1In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, heat a drizzle of oil and saute the onion, carrot, and celery for about 5 minutes, until soft.
- 2Add the chorizo sausage, squeezed out of it's casing, breaking it up with a spoon, until the meat is no longer pink.
- 3Stir in the green onions, garlic, and cumin and cook for another minute or two.
- 4Add the corn, beans, potato, and stock and bring to a simmer.
- 5Reduce the heat, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
- 6Simmer for a bit longer (uncovered) if you'd like to thicken up a bit, then stir in the cream or coconut milk and heat through.
- 7Serve immediately.
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Nutritional Facts for Chorizo, Black Bean & Corn Chowder
Serving Size: 1 (307 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 227.0
- Calories from Fat 78
- Total Fat 8.7 g
- Saturated Fat 3.5 g
- Cholesterol 21.0 mg
- Sodium 376.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 26.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
- Sugars 5.4 g
- Protein 11.3 g