I don't usually go the "dry bean" route..but did this time. Unfortunately, I messed up with the rum (got spiced instead of dark) and the only chorizo I could find in the store was ground; it fell to pieces once heated). So, I ended up with almost 7 pounds of the worst smelling concoction ever. My friend is gonna give them a try and see how well she can do (now that she knows what NOT to buy)!! Sorry Bobby...I'll do better next time.