Chorizo Sweet Potato Skillet



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sweet potato
  • ½ pound chorizo
  • 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 ¾ cup chicken broth $0.23
  • cup shredded cheese
  • 2-3 scallions, chopped


  1. Peel and dice the sweet potato into ¾ inch cubes. Sauté the sweet potato cubes in a large skillet with olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes have softened about half way through.
  2. Add the chorizo to the skillet with the sweet potatoes. Sauté the chorizo and sweet potatoes together, breaking the chorizo up into small pieces as it browns.
  3. Rinse and drain the black beans. Add the beans, salsa, and uncooked rice to the skillet. Stir them into the sweet potatoes and chorizo until everything is well combined.
  4. Add the chicken broth, stir briefly, then place a lid on the skillet. Allow the contents of the skillet to come up to a boil, then turn the heat down to low. Let the skillet simmer on low for 30 minutes. Make sure it is simmering the whole time.
  5. After 30 minutes the rice should be tender and have absorbed all the liquid. Turn off the heat, fluff the mixture, sprinkle the cheese on top, then return the lid to trap the residual heat and help the cheese melt. Slice the scallions while the cheese is melting, then sprinkle them on top and serve.


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