Hot and Spicy Chorizo Chili

Smoked chorizo sausage turns up the heat in this delicious chili.

Yield

10 servings (1 1/2 cups each)

Ingredients

1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained
3 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-ounce can)
2 pounds smoked chorizo sausage, sliced
3 large onions, chopped (3 cups)
3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
2 teaspoons kosher (coarse) salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 3/4 cups chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1 (12 ounce) can lemon-lime carbonated beverage
1/2 cup dry red wine or additional chicken broth
1/2 cup water
3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained, rinsed
1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (1 medium lime)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

Directions

In food processor, place tomatoes and chiles. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until blended. Set aside.

Heat 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened. Add garlic, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, red pepper and coriander; cook and stir 1 minute.

Stir in tomato mixture, broth, carbonated beverage, wine, water, beans and chocolate. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 1 hour.

Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Serve with sour cream.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 55 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour

Additional Information

Try kidney beans instead of black beans, or a combination -- 2 cans of one type of bean and 1 can of the other.

To get the most juice out of a lime, roll the lime on the countertop with the palm of your hand before juicing it.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 690 (Calories from Fat 380), Total Fat 42 g (Saturated Fat 17 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 90 mg; Sodium 1900 mg; Total Carbohydrate 42 g (Dietary Fiber 13 g, Sugars 9 g), Protein 33 g; Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3

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