1 1/2 lbs Portuguese chourico (I prefer chourico) or 1 1/2 lbs
( I prefer chourico)
red bell peppers, chopped
garlic cloves, minced
green chili peppers, mild
4 (14 1/2 ounce) cans
fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
2 (15 ounce) cans
black beans, drained and rinsed
6 -8 tablespoons
ground black pepper
( to taste)
cayenne pepper, to taste if you like it spicier
- Chop all your ingredients before you begin cooking.
- In a large skillet or saute pan, brown the ground beef and chourico with onion until meat is no longer pink. Add the bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute longer. Unless you're health conscious, don't drain the beef. When the beef is brown add the bourbon and cook, stirring for a few minutes (basically until most of the alcohol is cooked off). Transfer to a slow cooker and add remaining ingredients (or keep on a low burner if you don't have a slow cooker); cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
- You will need a large slow cooker or 2 slow cookers unless you cut the recipe in half.