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Smoky Baked Beans With Chorizo
Family Tested & Approved
dried great northern beans, 2 1/2 cups
dry-cured spanish chorizo, diced
garlic, thinly sliced
fresh oregano, chopped
fresh thyme, chopped
brown sugar, firmly packed
no salt added tomato paste
dried red pepper flakes
red wine vinegar
ground red pepper
green onions, sliced
fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
Sort and wash beans; place in a Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans. Cover; let stand 8 hours. Drain.
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chorizo; cook 4 minutes or until fat begins to render. Add onion and garlic; sauté 10 minutes or until tender.
Add beans, water, and next 7 ingredients (through bay leaves); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until beans are just tender.
Stir brown sugar and the next 3 ingredients (through crushed red pepper) into bean mixture; bring to a simmer. Cover; bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are very tender and sauce is thick.
Remove from oven; stir in vinegar, black pepper, and ground red pepper. Discard bay leaves; sprinkle with green onions and parsley.
Last Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015