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Frijoles Gorditos In The Crockpot

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  • Richard Lee Holbert
    Frijoles Gorditos In The Crockpot 1 pound dried pink beans, rinsed, drained and picked over 12 oz chorizo sausage (or other spicy smoked sausage), cut into
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      Frijoles Gorditos In The Crockpot

      1 pound dried pink beans, rinsed, drained and picked over
      12 oz chorizo sausage (or other spicy smoked sausage), cut into
      3/4-inch-thick rounds (or even sausage like Hillshire Farm)
      1 small onion, chopped
      2 garlic cloves, minced
      1 fresh hot green chili pepper (such as jalapeƱo), seeded and minced
      1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
      1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
      1/4 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper
      1/2 teaspoon salt

      In a large pot, combine the beans and enough cold water to cover by 2
      inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove
      from the heat, cover the pot, and let stand for 1 hour; drain well.
      (The beans can also be soaked overnight in a large bowl with enough
      water to cover by 2 inches, then drained.)

      Return the beans to the pot and add enough fresh water to cover by 2
      inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low, and
      simmer until the beans are barely tender, about 45 minutes. Drain,
      reserving 3 cups of the cooking liquid. (The beans can be prepared 1
      day ahead; cover and refrigerate the beans and the
      cooking liquid separately.)

      In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chorizo, onion, garlic
      and chile pepper, stirring often, until the onion is softened and the
      sausage is sizzling, about 5 minutes. Stir in the oregano and marjoram.

      In a crockpot, combine the drained beans, the reserved 3 cups cooking
      liquid and the chorizo mixture. Cover and cook until the beans are very
      tender, 8 to 10 hours on low.

      Skim the fat from the surface of the beans. Stir in the salt and red
      pepper. Using a large spoon, crush enough of the beans against the
      sides of the crockpot to thicken the beans to desired consistency.
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