|pic from Wikipedia|
|Courtesy Diner Slinger, pic from STL Delicious|
I decided to throw my hat into the slinger ring, so to speak, to show some local enthusiasts how easy it is to make--and to update--this dish at home...layer by layer:
My chorizo & black bean slinger started with thinly-sliced potatoes that I cooked in a large skillet with a couple tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. I used one medium-sized potato per person, sliced with the skin on. When they were browned & crispy, I drained them on paper towels, then divided them up among the plates.
Next was the the chili, which I made by simmering black beans with a can of diced San Marzano tomatoes, sliced fresh jalapeno, chopped onion, and minced garlic seasoned with ground cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt, & pepper. I let this cook on the stove until the beans & veggies were tender & the chili was thickened.
The result: Delicious. A satisfying combination of flavors and contrasting textures. THIS is easy and tasty. Make it.