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How to Make the BEST Beans of your LIFE | Easy Spanish Beans Recipe

These Spanish Beans with Piquillo Peppers are seriously one of the BEST Spanish bean dishes I have ever tasted. We´re talking a huge explosion of flavors, super easy to make and all done in just 30 minutes. The perfect dish for a busy weeknight dinner yet elegant enough for a luxurious weekend lunch.

Spanish Beans with Piquillo Peppers
To make this dish I used jarred butter beans, which is the same thing as the canned ones. Important to drain the beans and rinse them under cold water. This way the beans can absorb all the flavors in the pan.

Spanish Beans with Piquillo Peppers
To make the tomato sauce, I finely grated fresh tomatoes. But you can also use canned tomato sauce or even passata. For the peppers, I used Spanish piquillo peppers, which are a type of Spanish roasted peppers. If you can´t find them in your area, you can just use regular jarred roasted peppers.

Spanish Beans with Piquillo Peppers

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: As stated above, I used jarred butter beans. But you can use any type of white beans you like. Either way, once you add the beans into the pan, make sure to simmer them for 10 minutes. This will ensure that all the flavors develop and for the beans to be ultra soft.

Spanish Beans with Piquillo Peppers

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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Spanish Beans
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Spanish Beans with Paprika & Piquillo Peppers

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 559 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 15 ml
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups canned butter beans 400 grams
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth 120 ml
  • 5 jarred piquillo peppers
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion, roughly the garlic and finely grate the tomatoes to end up with 1 cup tomato sauce (225 grams)

  3. Add the onion & garlic into the pan with the hot olive oil, mix continuously, after 3 minutes add in 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika and 1 tbsp sherry vinegar, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomato, mix together and simmer

  4. After 4 minutes and the tomato sauce has thickened, add in 2 1/2 cups canned butter beans (drained & rinsed) and season with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together, then add in 1/2 cup vegetable broth, mix together and simmer for 10 minutes

  5. Meanwhile, thinly slice the piquillo peppers

  6. After 10 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed by the beans, turn off the heat, add in the sliced piquillo peppers, gently mix together, sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika I used in this recipe

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Beans with Paprika & Piquillo Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 559 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Sodium 1291mg56%
Potassium 2159mg62%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 23g96%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 23g46%
Calcium 130mg13%
Vitamin C 90mg109%
Vitamin A 3536IU71%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Comments

  1. Sanna

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! I used fire roasted diced tomatoes, cannelini beans and roasted red peppers (all from my current pantry) – still, the flavors were amazing! My smoked paprika is really delicious. Thank you. Could easily eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner with added egg, tuna, sardines etc.

    21 . May . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment Sanna 🙂 much love

      22 . May . 2022
  2. Sinead Heath

    Can you roast your own bell peppers and add them?

    11 . May . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely 🙂 Much love!

      11 . May . 2022
  3. Amar

    5 stars
    Making this as I type and the smells are out of this world amazing! Many thanks Albert and much love.

    09 . May . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Hope you enjoy 🙂 much love

      09 . May . 2022
  4. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me i never had spanish beans with piquillo peppers before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    09 . May . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that Ramya! Much love 🙂

      09 . May . 2022

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