I’m not always very forthcoming with my dinner details. It all depends on the ingredients and how much information I want to share.
Sometimes the conversations in our house go something like this:
Taster: What’s for dinner?
Me: Fiesta Pasta! Es muy bueno!
Taster: What is Fiesta pasta?
Me: Black bean…..pasta, chorizo (mentioning meat in the beginning is key), peppers, onions, etc.
Taster: Hmmm. Sounds good.
Five minutes later, the Taster comes and sees this:
Taster: You didn’t tell me it was a weird pasta!
Me: It is pasta made of black beans! It is so cool – and full of protein!
Thankfully, the Taster is on board with almost all of the crazy food I bring home And this wasn’t really all that crazy! Basically black beans in the shape of pasta. It ended up being a delicious and healthy way to enjoy pasta. It’s rare that Mexican and Italian cuisines come together, but this fusion dish blends the two perfectly.
Black Bean & Chorizo Pasta – 2 servings
- 2 servings black bean pasta
- 3 peppers, sliced
- 2 links chorizo, sliced
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- chipotle pepper & salt
- garnish: sour cream, green onion slices
Prepare pasta as directed. Set aside.
Heat large saute pan and when hot add sliced chorizo. When chorizo is browned, add the peppers and garlic and saute for about 5-6 minutes, until peppers are tender. Season with chipotle pepper and salt to taste.
It was the Tasters idea to add some sour cream and I liked it.
Reviews on the chipotle pepper and bean pasta coming soon!