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Spanish Bean Stew

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About this recipe
Healthiness : (63 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: This recipe includes the following skills; cooking on the stove top, chopping and frying.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 1hr 30mins (or 30 mins if using tinned beans)
Number of servings: 6 portions
Serving suggestions: Serve with fresh vegetables and crusty bread

This is a traditional peasant dish from central Spain. The spiced sausage gives it a lovely rich flavour.
  • 500g butter beans, soaked overnight in water (You can use tinned, but reduce the cooking time to approx 30 minutes or the beans break up)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 125g chorizo, sliced thickly
  • 125g pork belly, cubed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, bruised
  • 5 cups water (enough to cover the ingredients)
  • vegetable knife
  • chopping board
  • teaspoon
  • tablespoon
  • weighing scales
  • deep sided saucepan, with lid
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil and paprika
  2. Add the beans, chopped pork, chorizo and bay leaves
  3. Cover with water and bring to the boil
  4. Cover and simmer for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  5. Serve with vegetables
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Name: David 8th October 2015
Try using canned tomatoes in place of the water. This recipe can be easily adapted to cook in a slow cooker.
Name: Charlee 27th October 2011
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