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All Recipes, Main Dishes / March 2, 2022

Classic Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew | Patatas a la Riojana

This Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew is one of Spain´s most classic dishes ever. It´s loaded with flavors, super easy to make and promises to fill your body with so much goodness. Serve it next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish wine from La Rioja, for the ultimate Spanish experience.

Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew
This dish is known here in Spain as ¨Patatas a la Riojana¨. A very typical dish from the wine region of La Rioja in northern Spain. Normally, this stew is served for la comida (lunch) as the second course of a menu, with the first course being a salad. But you can certainly enjoy it for dinner or even a weekend breakfast.

Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew
For this recipe, you want to use potatoes that are a bit more waxy than starchy. Such as new potatoes, yukon gold or even red potatoes. These type of potatoes hold their shape better while cooking and won´t get mushy.

Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: What really flavors this stew is the sweet smoked Spanish paprika and the Spanish chorizo. I used a plant-based Spanish chorizo, but you can use the regular kind. If you can´t find Spanish chorizo in your area, you can substitute it for any type of pork based sausage. Just make sure that it´s firm, that way it holds its shape and wont fall apart when cooked.

Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
MY NONSTICK FRY PAN
EXTRA VIRGIN SPANISH OLIVE OIL
SWEET SMOKED SPANISH PAPRIKA
SPANISH SEA SALT

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew

Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 527 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 35 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 6 oz firm Spanish chorizo 150 grams
  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.30 grams
  • 1 bay leaf
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • 3 cups cold water 710 ml
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper

Instructions

  1. Finely dice the onion, roughly chop the garlic, finely chop the green bell pepper, cut the potatoes (peeled) into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick pieces and slice the chorizo into 1/4 inch (.625 cm) thick rounds

  2. Heat a stock pot with a medium heat and add in a generous 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

  3. After 2 minutes, add in the onion, garlic and green bell pepper, mix with the olive oil, once the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes, add in the sliced chorizo and cook for another 2 minutes while mixing, then add in a generous 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika, quickly mix together, then add in the potatoes and season with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together until well mixed, then add in enough cold water to just cover the ingredients (3 cups / 710 ml in my case), add in a bay leaf and rasie to a high heat

  4. Once the water comes to a boil, place a lid on the stock pot and lower to a low-medium heat, cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes, then remove a couple of the potatoes, mash them with a fork, add into the stew and mix, remove from the heat

  5. Transfer into shallows bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Chorizo & Potato Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 717mg31%
Potassium 1294mg37%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 679IU14%
Vitamin C 104mg126%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Comments

  1. Jill

    I love your recipes! My mother was Lithuanian but her favorite dish was seafood paella. She used to take me to a Spanish restaurant in NYC for paella. Thank you for teaching me how to make all kinds of paella in an easy way and for teaching me so many delicious and healthy Spanish recipes! My Polish husband loves them too. Can’t wait to try this stew tomorrow night!

    09 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      09 . Mar . 2022
  2. Gisela Kistner

    This sounds like another delicious recipe. Shall have to try it soon.

    07 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      07 . Mar . 2022
  3. Susan D Turner

    I just ordered the sweet paprika and I’m going to look for the chorizo I’m sure I can find it online and I will update when I try the recipe

    02 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      04 . Mar . 2022
  4. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon can i use mushrooms and can i skip green bell pepper as am not a big fan of green bell pepper i never had classic spanish chorizo and potato stew before perfect for raining days in Singapore and after office meals

    02 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      02 . Mar . 2022

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