I love this hearty meat stew dish! It is so easy to make and is often my go-to recipe on days when I have little time to cook dinner. You can prepare the ingredients the day before and store it covered in the fridge. In the morning you just place everything in the slow cooker and season it. Your house will smell heavenly when you return home.
This dish is mildly sweet due to the chosen vegetables and complements the spiciness of the chorizo sausage (often made with smoked paprika and salt). This recipe tastes best when made with bulk chorizo sausage—the prepared meat is usually sold without casing and in bulk like regular ground beef. You can also buy the sausages, cut them lengthwise open to spoon out the meat, then discard the rest.
Rosemary and garlic are classic partners for certain meats like lamb or pork, at least in my kitchen. In this case, the aroma and slightly bitter taste of rosemary balance the fattiness of the pork meat.
Basil might look like an odd choice to add, but when dried the herb has a more spicy, minty character that works well with long-simmered meat stews such as this one.
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