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Spicy Chorizo Sausage Tomato Stew with Potatoes

Last Modified: 05/25/10
First Published: 05/25/10
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chorizo stew
Chorizo sausage can really provide such nice flavor to soups and stews. It's unlike most other sausages and really give a nice smokiness and lots of depth. One of out favorite things to do with chorizo is to make a stew with vegetables, tomatoes and extra spices. You don't need too much sausage since a little goes a long way towards flavoring the stew. We have used potatoes here, however at another time we used roasted parsnips in the stew which really gave it a nice touch, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

4-6 servings


  • 1 chorizo sausage (we buy a long single sausage in the store, however buy an appropriate amount of what your can find), sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup dry vermouth
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cut in pieces
  • water
  • 1 bullion cube
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
In a pot, saute the sausage until browned. It releases a lot of fat, so you don't need to use any oil. Add the onion, the carrots and the celery. Saute for a few minutes. At this point, add the spices and the garlic and saute for another couple of minutes. Add the dry vermouth, cook for a minute, then add the tomatoes, the potatoes and the bullion cube. Fill up the tomato can with water and add that to the stew as well. Bring to a low simmer and let cook until the potatoes are cooked through.