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Heart-Healthy Bean Stew

Spanish Pinto Bean Stew | Potaje de Alubias Pintas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 482 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 medium sized potato
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1.50 grams
  • 2 1/2 cups canned pinto beans 400 grams drained
  • 3 cups vegetable broth 710 ml
  • 2 cups fresh spinach 100 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Roughly dice 1 small onion, finely chop 1 green bell pepper, thinly slice 1 carrot (peeled), roughly chop 4 cloves garlic, roughly chop 1 tomato and cut 1 potato into small pieces that are a 1/4 inch thick (.625 cm)

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

  3. After 2 minutes add in the chopped onions, green bell pepper, sliced carrot and chopped garlic, mix together so all the vegetables are coated in the olive oil

  4. After 4 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in the chopped tomato, the pieces of potato, 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika, 1/2 tsp ground cumin and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and cook for 3 minutes, then add in 2 1/2 cups canned pinto beans (drained & rinsed) and 3 cups vegetable broth, mix together and raise the heat to a high heat

  5. Once the broth comes to a boil, place a lid on the stock pot and lower the fire to a low-medium heat

  6. After 20 to 25 minutes and the potatoes are fully cooked through, remove the lid from the stock pot, add in 2 cups chopped fresh spinach and mix together until wilted, then remove from the heat, transfer into shallows bowls, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Pinto Bean Stew | Potaje de Alubias Pintas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 634mg28%
Potassium 1689mg48%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 18g75%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 17g34%
Calcium 196mg20%
Vitamin C 95mg115%
Vitamin A 9144IU183%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.