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Lima Beans With Chorizo

Lima Beans With Chorizo
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A bit of chorizo sausage gives these beans a sassy hit of smoke and spice. Serve them as is (on small plates) or heaped onto slices of garlic-rubbed toast.

Prep: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons
    extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • medium carrots, minced
  • large red onion, peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons
    minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    crushed red pepper
  • 3 ounces
    reduced-fat Spanish-style chorizo, finely diced (see Tip)
  • 3 10-ounce packages
    frozen baby lima beans
  • 1 cup
    dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup
    reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon
    sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    kosher salt
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, thyme and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Add lima beans, wine, broth and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, scraping up any browned bits. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar and salt. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.



Tip: Spanish-style chorizo is a seasoned, smoked pork sausage commonly used in tapas dishes, but it's rather high in fat. There is also a Mexican style of chorizo, typically uncooked; the Spanish chorizo is fully cooked. Wellshire Farms offers a delicious reduced-fat Spanish-style chorizo, available at Whole Foods and If you can't find reduced-fat chorizo but still want to keep the fat in check, use just 1 ounce of full-fat chorizo in this recipe.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 12 servings, about 1/2 cup each
  • Calories148
  • Fat5 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates17 g
    • Dietary fiber5 g
  • Protein7 g
  • Sodium143 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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