Fresh Shell Beans and Pork Sausage Spicy Stew Recipe
Fresh Shell Beans and Pork Sausage Spicy Stew Recipe: Warm up your bones with this rich, filling stew. And then go back for more!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Keyword stew, winter
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour10minutes
Author Clara Gonzalez
2lb[0.9 kg] of shelled fresh shell pinto or cranberry beans
2lb[0.9 kg] of raw longaniza(pork sausage)
3tablespoonsof vegetable oil(peanut, soy or canola)
1large red onion, chopped
3clovesof garlic, crushed
1lb[0.45 kg] of plum tomatoes, peeled seeded and chopped
2red cubanelle peppers, chopped
1habanero pepper, seeded and chopped
2teaspoonsof salt, or to taste
1/2teaspoonsof pepper, or to taste
A bunch of cilantro, chopped
Boil the beans in 2 qt [2 lt] of water over high heat for 15 minutes (counting from when it breaks a boils). Remove the beans from the heat and get rid of the water. This will help eliminate or reduce the "gas problem" when eating beans.
Boil again in 1 1/2 qt [1 1/2 lt] of water over medium-low heat until the beans are tender, but the skin is not broken (25-35 minutes). Add water as it becomes necessary to maintain the same level of liquid.
Separate beans and the liquid in which they boiled. Set aside both.
Peel the longaniza, breaking down any lumps. Heat the oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add the longaniza and brown.
Add the onion and cook and stir until the onion turns translucent. Add the strained beans and the garlic. Cook and stir until it's all heated through.
Mix in tomatoes, cubanelle pepper and the liquid in which the beans boiled in a 4 qt [4 lt] pot.
Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, adding water as it becomes necessary to maintain the same level of liquid.
Add the cilantro and mix. Remove from the heat.
Chop the avocado and use to garnish the soup when it's time to serve.
How spicy is this soup? Here's the problem, everyone has a different comfort level, for me this was it, I'd call it medium, others may find it mild, or crazy-spicy. Why don't you add a quarter of the pepper and taste throughout to find your comfort level?