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.
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.
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.
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.
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Spanish Beans with Paprika & Piquillo Peppers
- 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
Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Meanwhile, finely chop the onion, roughly the garlic and finely grate the tomatoes to end up with 1 cup tomato sauce (225 grams)
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
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
Meanwhile, thinly slice the piquillo peppers
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!
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