hot skillet full of chorizo black beans sweet potatoes and rice

Time to jump on the chorizo bandwagon if you haven’t already. Join me on this delicious ride, won’t you?

That is to say, lately I’ve been tossing chorizo into everything from paella to nachos, avocado toasts and dips, plus the Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Rice Skillet I’m sharing with you today. Chorizo is such an easy way to add unexpected flavor to an otherwise ho hum dish, as this recipe proves!

chorizo sweet potato black bean rice skillet topped with fresh cilantro

Mexican Pork Chorizo = Big Flavor

Mexican pork chorizo is a slightly spicy and smoky sausage that’s seasoned with chili powder, garlic, cumin, oregano, and a teensy bit of clove or cinnamon. It’s fantastically unique and pairs perfectly with the flavors in this simple, weeknight-friendly supper that’s made in just one skillet for easy clean up.

Chopped sweet potatoes and chorizo are sauteed then simmered with black beans, salsa verde, chicken broth, and rice then blanketed with fresh cilantro and devoured as is or with tortilla chips or tortillas. So good and easy too. I’ll show ya!

tortilla chip scooping up chorizo sweet potato black bean skillet

How to Make this Recipe

Start by peeling then chopping 1 small sweet potato into 1/2″ cubes – about 1-1/2 cups total.

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fresh sweet potatoes diced on a cutting board

Add the sweet potatoes to a large skillet over heat that’s just a touch above medium with 1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil then saute until the potatoes become slightly tender, 3-5 minutes. Add 6oz Mexican Pork Chorizo then turn the heat up slightly and saute until cooked through.

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This is the brand of chorizo I like – as always, check the labels on your chorizo to make sure it’s gluten free if you need it!

a tube of chorizo on the countertop

Once the chorizo is cooked through, add 1/2 cup canned black beans that have been drained and rinsed.

black beans and sweet potatoes in a hot skillet

Finally stream in 1-3/4 cup chicken broth plus 1/2 cup salsa verde then turn the heat up to bring the liquid to a boil.

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Last step is to add 1/2 cup long grain white rice then place a lid on top, turn the heat down, and simmer until the rice is tender, 15-20 minutes.

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Sprinkle with tons of chopped cilantro (it really makes the dish!) then serve. We normally eat this dish scooped into bowls then topped with guacamole and extra salsa verde, but it’s also delicious dunked into with crispy tortilla chips. YUM. However you serve it – enjoy!

chorizo sweet potato black bean rice skillet topped with fresh cilantro

Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Rice Skillet

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Description

Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Rice Skillet is a simple yet impressively delicious recipe that's made in just 1 skillet. Filling and packed with flavor!

Ingredients

serves 5-6

  • 1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled then chopped into 1/2” cubes (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 small shallot or 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 6oz Mexican Pork Chorizo
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice
  • chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. Add extra virgin olive oil to a large skillet over heat that's just a touch above medium. Add sweet potatoes and shallots then saute for 4-5 minutes, or until potatoes are just starting to turn tender. Add chorizo then turn heat up slightly and saute until cooked through, breaking chorizo up as it cooks.
  2. Add black beans, chicken broth, and salsa verde to the skillet then turn heat up to bring to a boil. Add rice then stir to combine, place a lid on top, turn heat down, and simmer until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes, adding a splash more chicken broth near the end if needed. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro then serve as is, or with tortilla chips or tortillas, and guacamole.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

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