I guess I used the wrong chorizo because after the hour of cooking there was nothing left to take out to fry. I sauteed the onion and garlic and added it to the bean pot with all the liquid and let it cook until the beans were done. It took a lot longer than the 10-20 minutes stated (more like 2 hours). I'm still going to give it 5 stars because the flavor is out of this world. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 8- Spain/Portugal.