Cuban Black Beans and Sausage


1 T olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1/2 large red pepper, diced
2 stalks celery (including the leaves), diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
14 oz smoked pork sausage, sliced lengthwise in half and then cut into chunks
1 T cumin
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 Serrano pepper, minced
1 (15 oz) can tomatoes, diced
3 cups chicken stock, unsalted
4 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup cilantro stems, chopped
2 oz pimentos, diced
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish) Read More

Turkey Taco Salad


Serves six.


2 lbs ground turkey, 93% lean
1 T olive oil
1 1/2 T chili powder
2 t cumin
1/2 t paprika
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t Mexican oregano
1/8 t ground black pepper
1 T fresh cilantro, chopped (or 1 t dried cilantro)
8 oz salsa (your favorite brand and heat level)
1 (15 oz can) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small can sweet corn
6 cups packed lettuce, torn
2 large tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced
1 large avocado, diced or scooped with a spoon
2 limes, sliced
24 blue corn taco chips
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Optional: jalapenos, serranos, Hatch chilis, frijoles instead of black beans, more Salsa,Tabasco, sour cream….. If you can put it on a taco, it can be added to this beautiful salad. Read More