Just Eats with Chef JJ



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound spicy turkey sausage, casings removed and meat crumbled
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound dried black beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 chipotle in adobo with sauce, minced
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Steamed rice, chopped cilantro, and orange wedges, for serving


  1. In a large enameled cast-iron Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring and breaking up any lumps, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Transfer sausage to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. Add the onion, carrot, celery, jalapeño, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to pot, and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cumin, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in beans, chipotle, and sausage.
  4. Add 6 cups of water and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, over moderately low heat until beans are tender, 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. Mash some beans with the back of a fork to make the stew creamy, then stir in lime juice and season with salt.
  5. Serve stew over steamed rice with cilantro and orange wedges.

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