chorizo skillet dinner

One-pot, easy to make dinner to mix it up on taco night. Try this chorizo skillet recipe!

one-pot dinners are my favorite because 1) why give yourself extra dishes to wash afterwards?! and 2) the prep work tends to be easier when everything's headed for the same pot.

this tex-mex meal can also be made ahead of time and frozen, and it still tastes amazing.  (i know this for a fact. a friend of mine brought us this dish after i had aiden, and we kept it in the freezer until baking it one night. STILL SO GOOD.) when i doubled the recipe (adapted from here), it ended up feeding devin and i for 2 meals.

also. prepare yourselves. i actually used real measurements for this recipe. #onceinalifetime

what you need:
--a bit of oil (to sautee the sweet potato & chorizo)
--1 large sweet potato
--about 10 oz chorizo sausage
--about half an onion, chopped (minced? what's the difference?)
--1 15-oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
--3 cups chicken broth
--1/2 cup medium salsa
--1 cup white rice, uncooked
--as much cheddar cheese as your heart desires!

what you do:
1// cube the sweet potato, and toss it in the oil on medium heat in a fairly big pan. add the chopped onion, and sautee until the sweet potatoes JUST start to get soft. (so for like 5 mins?)

2// add in the chorizo, and sautee that until the sausage starts to turn brown. (i'm super dumb and was frantically googling "is the casing on sausage ok to eat" and couldn't come up with an answer fast i squeezed the sausage out of it's case and broke it up into small chunks with my hands. #professional)

3// pour the rinsed/drained can of black beans into the pan, along with the 3 cups of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of salsa.

4// when that boils, add the cup of rice. i let that simmer for about 15 minutes. when there was just a tiny bit of broth left unabsorbed, i turned off the heat, put the lid on, and let it stand for 10 minutes (so the rice absorbs the rest of the broth without the bottom of your dish burning!).

5// before serving, add a ton of cheddar cheese. you can eat this burrito-style in a tortilla (like devin did) or in a bowl (like me). 

isn't my view from the table just the best? can't even handle it. if you want more dinner inspiration, check out my pinterest board for recipes! 

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