Southwestern Style Pasta with Jack Link's Jalapeno Sausage

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 12 oz package Jack Link's Wild Side Sausages sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup half and a half or heavy cream
  • 14.5 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 4 oz can dice green chiles
  • 8 oz rotini pasta
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper each
  • 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15.25 oz can sweet corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbs chopped cilantro for garnish
  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until softened.
  3. Add the cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes (if using) and garlic, and cook until fragrant (about a minute).
  4. Add the sliced Jack Link's Wild Side Sausages, and cook another minute.
  5. Add chicken broth, half and half, tomatoes, chiles, pasta, and seasonings.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  7. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
  8. Add the black beans and sweet corn and heat for a few minutes, until beans and corn are warmed through.
  9. Test for seasonings, and adjust as necessary.
  10. Turn off the heat and stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  11. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and cover for about five minutes to allow cheese to melt.
  12. Top with chopped cilantro, and serve.