The best time for comfort food is a cold winter night. What better comfort food than a hot stew and homemade bread? Since my family was just loving the homemade focaccia bread, I decided to make a pork and bean stew that evening for supper to compliment the fresh bread. I adapted this stew recipe from Allrecipes.com Pork and Black Bean Stew.
I followed this recipe fairly closely to the original, but I made some additions. I added one can of fire roasted diced tomatoes and one can of corn. Also, I crumbled my chorizo instead of slicing. I really think this recipe is very adaptable to individual tastes. This stew was very hearty, and with the addition of the fire roasted tomatoes, very spicy. I am a fan of spicy food. I served the stew with my fresh Prosciutto and Parmesan Focaccia Bread and a glass of white wine.
Of course, I always make enough for leftovers. The following day, I drained a little of juice off the stew and served the stew over tortilla chips with a little shredded cheese and a spoonful of sour cream. I almost enjoyed the stew more served over the tortilla chips. So if you are looking for a great dish for a cold winter night that won’t leave you with boring leftovers, definitely try this at home!