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Serves : 4

Chef Way Dionicio Jimenez typically tops these soupy beans with homemade chicharrones (deep-fried pork skins), then serves them alongside grilled steak. Easy Way These chorizo-studded beans are so hearty and deeply flavored that they can be a main course. Instead of making chicharrones, use store-bought fried pork rinds as a salty, crispy garnish.    More Bean Recipes  

How to Make It

Step

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onion, garlic, cumin and chipotle and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chorizo and cook, breaking up the meat into small lumps with a spoon, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the beans and their liquid along with the water and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the beans into bowls, sprinkle pork rinds on top and serve at once.

Make Ahead

The spiced beans can be refrigerated overnight. Garnish with the chopped pork rinds just before serving.

Suggested Pairing

Peppery, curranty Carmenère from Chile.

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