Spicy Chorizo-and-Pinto Bean Chili
In terms of shortcuts to intense flavor, few ingredients can compete with chorizo. It forms the base of this hearty soup, where it's joined by onions, poblano pepper, and pinto beans in a tomatoey broth. As for toppings, the more, the better: avocado, cabbage, and lime wedges are suggested, but queso fresco, cilantro, and even corn chips would be welcome. The result is so delicious, you'd be wise to keep these ingredients on hand. The sausage will freeze well for a few months, so with a stocked pantry, the only ingredients fresh ingredients required are the toppings and poblano.