Spanish bean stew

Spanish bean stew

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(41 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Cannellini beans, chicken thighs and spicy chorizo make for a satisfying and simple one-pot supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal433
  • fat19g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein43g
  • salt3.05g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 200g chorizo sausage, thickly sliced



    A coarsely textured, spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g/14oz chicken thigh fillets, cubed
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 410g can cannellini bean, drained
    Cannellini bean

    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

  • 1 large potato, cut into small cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 500ml hot chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Cook the chorizo, onion and chicken over a high heat for 5 mins. Add the tomato and cook for a further 2-3 mins until pulpy.

  2. Stir in the beans, potato and stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and gently simmer for 20 mins until the potato is soft and the chicken cooked through. Stir through the parsley and serve. You can cool and freeze the stew for up to 2 months. To serve, defrost and heat through thoroughly.

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8th Feb, 2015
Really surprised how tasty this was. Made a few amends in order get more meals out of it - used 6 tomatoes rather than 1, added an additional can of mixed beans and also one of lentils plus a teaspoon of smoked paprika and half a tsp of chilli flakes. Didn't add the potato and have managed to portion it into 8 small portions for the freezer.
6th Feb, 2015
Very nice Spanish stew. I used a tin of toms as well as adding a little bit of red pepper and clove of garlic. It needed some sugar because of the tin toms but apart that followed recipe and it was lovely. I did need to cook it for longer as potatoes not cooked but that just enhanced the flavour and thickened a little. Great with fresh uncut bread and some spinach added just before serving. Will definitely make again!
21st Aug, 2014
Such a yummy recipe and so easy to throw together! I love it! It has introduced me to chorizo sausage and I am now a big fan. I have made this twice now and both times added 1 tsp paprika, a few cloves of crushed garlic and some tomato purée as suggested by comments, works very well! Lovely with some crusty bread. This recipe made enough for me and my husband to have for dinner, with a third portion frozen away for a rainy day.
28th Apr, 2014
It's very rare that I write reviews but I've made this recipe many times now and I absolutely love it. I've always followed the recipe but use a tin of chopped tomatoes as others reviewers suggested. I've also realised that I've somehow neglected to add parsley each time I've made it but I can't say that's it's short on flavour from this. I daren't add it now in case it changes the flavour from what I'm used to. This is truly a fab tasting recipe which is so so quick and easy to make and I'm surprised it doesn't have more reviews than this, amazing!
20th Mar, 2014
Have made this recipe several times and it always tastes wonderful. Tonight I used a small handful of cherry tomatoes and some puree, sometimes I just use the puree, but it always turns out well. If I don't have enough chorizo I add extra paprika and chilli flakes. Also nice with a couple of handfuls of baby spinach thrown in at the end.
28th Feb, 2014
An absolute winner every time. This is a fabulous recipe with just a few simple ingredients but tastes fantastic. A firm favourite for the whole family.
Caroline M
31st Jan, 2014
Does exactly what the recipe says - everyone loved this
21st Sep, 2013
This was a very tasty recipe. Full of flavour and really nice on a cold evening. We didn't change a thing from the recipe and it was delicious with a bit of fresh bread.
16th May, 2013
Absolutely beautiful - and that comes from a family who regularly eat Spanish food. I added extra fresh tomatoes and also a tin of "chopped tomatoes with chilli" to give it a kick. Also added a fair bit of smoked paprika and some garlic pepper x
15th May, 2013
Fab fab fab. Reckon this serves 3 rather than 4 (perfect for me & husband dinner & 1 leftover portion). Would serve with bread and salad if serving 4. Will definitely be cooking again. So tasty & easy :-)


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