Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cooking Club: Crusty Black Bean-Chorizo Subs

The final recipe for this month was submitted by my sister-in-law Raelynn. This was definitely one of my favorite recipes of the month and my husband loved it. He kept saying, this is just like something I would eat in Mexico; he lived there for two years while serving an LDS mission.

Once again, not something my kids really went for, but Eric and I loved it.

--created by Rick Bayless


8 oz. chorizo sausage, casings removed

-2 cans (15 oz) black beans, drained & rinsed
-crusty sub rolls
-cheese-goat or feta
-salsa (optional)

Set large skillet over medium heat and add
-8 ounces CHORIZO sausage (casings removed)

Cook breaking up the lumps until browned and cooked through (about 8 minutes)
-1-2 Tbsp of OIL depending on how much fat the chorizo has rendered
-2 cans (15 ounce each) drained and rinsed BLACK BEANS
-Small amount of WATER (between 1/8 and 1/4 cup)

Let beans come to simmer and then mash them with potato masher in pan so the chorizo and beans become a big mushy mess... (no the recipe doesn't word it this way exactly.) Cook, stirring and mashing until the consistency is like mashed potatoes. Add more water if necessary. Add SALT if necessary.


Scrape out innards of some large crusty sub rolls to make a hollow and brush then with oil or melted butter. Toast them on griddle or skillet or broiler.

Smear black bean mixture in trough of one side of roll and fill the other with sliced AVOCADOS and cheese (suggested goat cheese or feta, definitely use a creamy white cheese, not cheddar).

Spoon over with HOT SAUCE or SALSA, combine the halves and you're ready to EAT!

If you make any of the recipes this month,
please let me know what you thought before February 10th.


  1. Holy cow! That looks sooooo yummy!

  2. MMMMMMMMMM and it's almost lunchtime!!

    I am starvin' like Marvin now.

    Ya know what? The word innards gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm not sure why but hubby knows this and he likes to say it ALL.THE.TIME to annoy me.


  3. I loved how easy they were and I thought they tasted so good! Your pictures of them turned out great too!

  4. That looks really good. It also looks like something that most of mine would eat.

  5. OMG!!! That looks insanely delicious!!!!

  6. Looks yummy!

    Visiting from the Trendy Treehouse Follow Me Fridays! I'm a new for you to come visit me!

    Have a great weekend,

  7. What time shall I be over for dinner??? Num! Num!

  8. Oh yum! And it sounds so easy!

  9. OOOHHH! Those look so yummy! Avocados are my favorite food!! I can always use something new to put them on! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Those look yummy! Today I made calabacitas stuffed bell peppers. So yummy...I WANT to post the recipe but I kinda just made it up and I don't know any exact measurements...just a handful of this, and some of that...:)

  11. We can't get chorizo over here. I miss chorizo and potatoes, chorizo and eggs, chorizo breakfast burritos, and now this!
    This recipe looks scrumptious.

    Please send chorizo. I'm sure the U.S. Postal Service won't mind.

  12. Ummm, YUM!!!

    Gonna have to give it a try.

  13. Sounds tasty! Thanks for participating in Friday Follow. I am catching up to the links. Rita @

  14. Yummy...I am so hungry right I have to go eat...I keep sitting here trying to catch up on blogs...and realize it is 10:30 and have now been tempted with this!

  15. Just had to say I made this tonight for dinner. SOOOO yummy!!! It was super easy and the entire family LOVED it... even my pickiest eater. Super yummy. This one is a keeper!!