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All Recipes, Main Dishes / November 18, 2022

Spanish Beans with Chorizo | A CLASSIC Stew filled with Spanish Soul

This recipe for Spanish Beans with Chorizo, known as Alubias con Chorizo, is one of the most classic dishes that hail from Spain. It´s filled flavors, easy to make and done in about 30 minutes. Serve it next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish wine for the ultimate experience.

Spanish Beans with Chorizo
For the beans I used canned white beans. But you can use other beans here, such as kidney beans or even pinto beans. If you prefer to use dried beans, just soak them overnight and then simmer the following day for 1 to 2 hours or until tender.

Spanish Beans with Chorizo
What really flavors this dish is the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika (25% OFF Your Order by clicking this link). You can also add in a little hot smoked Spanish paprika or even chili powder if you want some heat.

Spanish Beans with Chorizo

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: For the chorizo I used a plant-based chorizo. But traditionally regular Spanish chorizo is used here. Either way, make sure to use a firm chorizo. This way it holds its shape when cooked and won´t fall apart.

Spanish Beans with Chorizo

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Beans with Chorizo | Alubias con Chorizo

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 568 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 links Spanish chorizo 4 oz / 100 grams each
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 2 cans white beans 15.5 oz / 440 grams each
  • 2 1/2 cups water 600 ml
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Roughly chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic, cut the green bell pepper into bite-sized pieces, roughly chop the carrot (peeled) and cut the chorizo links into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick rounds, drain the canned white beans into a colander and rinse under cold water

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  3. After 1 minute add in the pieces of chorizo, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and the chorizo is lightly sauteed, remove from the pan and set aside

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in all the chopped vegetables, mix with the olive oil, after 4 minutes and the veggies are lightly sauteed, add in the paprika, quickly mix together, then add in the 2 tomatoes (finely grated) and mix together, then simmer without mixing

  5. Once the grated tomato has thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes, add in the drained white beans, the sauteed chorizo and season everything with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together, then add in the water and the bay leaves, raise to a high heat, when it comes to a boil, lower to a low-medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced in half, remove from the heat

  6. Serve directly out of the pan or transfer into shallow bowls, garnish with fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Beans with Chorizo | Alubias con Chorizo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 568 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 1294mg37%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3623IU72%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Amy

    Would you please share the brand of vegan Spanish chorizo that you use? I’d like to try to find it here in OC. Most vegan chorizo I’ve seen is similar to Trader Joe’s soyrizo, which falls apart. Thank you as always for amazing recipes.

    18 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Check at your local supermarket, such as Ralphs, and go to their plant-based section, they should have firm plant-based chorizo 🙂 Much love

      19 . Nov . 2022
  2. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms and skip green bell pepper as am not a big fan of green bell pepper i never had spanish beans with chorizo before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    18 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      19 . Nov . 2022

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