Thursday, June 16, 2011

Low-Point Chorizo Ragout (Ragu)

By definition, Ragout means "well seasoned meat and vegetables cooked in a thick sauce". That's just what this is; a terrific and tasty meal that has everything you need for full-flavored enjoyment.

Low-Point Chorizo Ragout (Ragu)
- 1 tsp. olive oil (and cooking spray if you need extra oil)
- 1/2 can (7 1/2 oz.) black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 4 oz. Chorizo (pork sausage) - I used Hot Mexican Style for this meal
- 1 green onion, chopped (white and green parts)
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 cup brown, whole-grain rice
Heat olive oil in large skillet. Add onion, garlic, red pepper, salt, pepper, and cumin. Cook for 5 minutes. Add chorizo and cook/stir for 6 minutes or until chorizo is fully cooked, breaking up chorizo if it came in links. Add black beans and tomatoes and heat through. Cook rice according to directions. Serve chorizo mixture over rice and enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 3, (1/2 cup servings of chorizo and 1/2 cup servings of rice)
Serving size - 1/2 cup chorizo and rice
Total points - 4.8

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