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All Recipes, Main Dishes / March 18, 2022

Possibly The BEST Stew I´ve Ever Made | Spanish Red Bean & Sausage Stew

This Spanish Red Bean and Sausage Stew, known as Potaje de Alubias Rojas con Salchichas, is possibly the BEST bean stew I have ever made. Truly packed with so many amazing flavors, easy to make and done in a little over 30 minutes.

Red Bean & Sausage Stew
To make this stew, I used beyond sausage, but you can use any type of sausage you like. Just cook it in the exact same way as stated in the recipe card below. However, make sure the sausage you use is firm, that way when you cook it, it stays firm and won´t fall apart.

Red Bean & Sausage Stew
For the red beans, I used jarred kidney beans, which is the same thing as the canned ones. You can also use dried kidney beans if you like. Just soak them in plenty of cold water overnight. Then simmer on a low-medium heat the following day for 1 to 2 hours or until tender.

Red Bean & Sausage Stew

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You can make this stew ahead of time. It will hold for up to 5 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer. Always in an air-tight container. Just reheat and add a little broth to thin it out.

Red Bean & Sausage Stew

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Red Bean & Sausage Stew
5 from 4 votes

Spanish Red Bean & Sausage Stew

Course Main Course, Stew
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 345 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 7 oz firm sausage 200 grams
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1.25 grams
  • 2 1/2 cups canned kidney beans 400 grams
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 475 ml
  • 1 bay leaf
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


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

  2. Meanwhile, cut the sausage into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick rounds, roughly chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic, cut the carrot into large chunks and finely chop the green bell pepper

  3. After heating the olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes, add in the pieces of sausage, mix with the olive oil, once the pieces of sausage are lightly sauteed, about 5 minutes, remove from the pan and set aside

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the chopped vegetables, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika and 1/2 tsp ground cumin, quickly mix together, then add in 2 1/2 cups canned kidney beans (drained & washed), season with sea salt & black pepper and add the sausages back into the pan, gently mix together, then add in 2 cups vegetable broth and 1 bay leaf, turn up to a high heat

  5. Once the broth comes to a boil, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove from the heat

  6. Transfer into shallow bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika I used to make this Stew

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Red Bean & Sausage Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 567mg25%
Potassium 548mg16%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 2941IU59%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Owen Schierenbeck

    An outstanding recipe. One of many by Albert!
    Thank you,

    10 . Nov . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Appreciate the comment! Much love 🙂

      11 . Nov . 2023
  2. Marc F

    5 stars
    One of my favourites and when friends come by and I need something easy and delicious to make, this recipe is one of the first I come up with. Quit often my guests demand the recipe 🙂
    For even now, it’s boiling for the last minutes.
    And finally, I really enjoy your YouTube channel and many other recipes:)

    26 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      28 . Nov . 2022
  3. Abigail Choong

    5 stars
    Made it today. Soooo good 👍 I left the pepper out as my kids doesn’t like it too spicy. It was still fantastic. Def a great recipe. Thank you.

    15 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      16 . Nov . 2022
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  5. Kevin

    Beautiful recipe I used vegan sausage as a substitute.I think the varieties available in NZ are not as good as Beyond Sausage that you use in other recipes.You are a true inspiration with your recipes and presentation

    02 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      03 . Oct . 2022
  6. D D Raudenbush

    Love stews. This looks delicious.

    24 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you! Much love 🙂

      25 . Mar . 2022
  7. Nick

    5 stars
    Outstanding! I used a red bell pepper in place of green and added some chopped spinach as I had some on hand. I enjoy everyone of your recipes. Thank you!

    23 . Mar . 2022
  8. Scott

    5 stars
    I made this recipe last night. Mostly because I already had all the ingredients on hand…and I must say that I’m completely blown away by how delicious it was. For something so simple and with such basic ingredients, I truly believe it’s one the most delicious dishes I’ve ever prepared, and I’ve been cooking for more than 50 years. Thank you so much!

    19 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am so happy to hear that! Truly appreciate the comment 🙂 much love

      20 . Mar . 2022
  9. Ramya

    Sorry please delete my previous comment 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 spanish red bean and sausage stew before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    18 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Mushrooms are a great sub in! Thanks for the comment Ramya 🙂 Much love!!

      18 . Mar . 2022

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