Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chorizo and Black Bean Phyllo Cups

Yummy and easy to make! These bite size phyllo cups (or you can use the shells, which are much larger, to make this a more substantial recipe) can be found in the frozen aisle at the grocery store, near the phyllo dough.


2 packages phyllo cups (12 per package)
1 package chorizo, cooked and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and drain chorizo. Heat about 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add all of the vegetables except the black beans. Cook the vegetables until soft and translucent. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a large bowl, combine chorizo, rinsed black beans, and cooked vegetables. Stir until combined and then fill phyllo cups with the mixture. 

Sprinkle with a decent amount of cheese, and place cups on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and cups are hot. Serve immediately. 

Tips - Make sure to drain the chorizo really well as it is very greasy - I usually put it on a pile of paper towels, layer more paper towels on top of it, and press down to really squeeze out the majority of the grease.

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