Spicy Chorizo and Bean Soup
1 large white onion, finely sliced
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp. of smoked paprika
2 celery stalks, cut into fine slices
2 roman tomatoes, quartered and cut into chunks
1-16 oz. can pinto beans, drained
4 cups chicken stock
½ lb. beef chorizo, torn into small chunks
2 tbsp. of olive oil
In a medium stalk pot heat 1 tbsp. olive oil. When heated, add chorizo and fry until crisp; 2 to 4 minutes. Spoon out chorizo onto a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
Lower heat to medium; next add 1 tbsp. olive oil and heat. Now add chopped onion, chopped celery stalks; fry until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
Next add chopped garlic and smoked paprika; stir well, frying another 1 to 2 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes & stir well. Fry for another minute. Add beef stock and chorizo.
Bring to a boil; turn heat down, simmer for 10 minutes.
Add drained pinto beans; cook for 5 minutes.
Serve warm, with some sour cream on top and sprinkled with chopped cilantro (optional)