This rich tomato based stew made with butter beans and chorizo is perfect for a comforting family meal at home. It's rich with the Spanish flavour of smoked paprika and so easy to make with mainly store cupboard ingredients.
If you love Spanish flavours then this chorizo butter bean stew is definitely going to be a hit. It's rich and smoky and just perfect for eating along with some freshly bread or garlic bread as we did.
It's easy to make and can be on the table in about half an hour. It's also a great family friendly recipe as it's not too hot and spicy but just deliciously smoky from both the chorizo and the paprika.
What ingredients do you need for chorizo butter bean stew?
To make this tasty one pot meal you'll need:
- Chorizo - I used cooking chorizo but you could also use the ready cooked chorizo instead. If you can, peel the chorizo sausage skins off before cooking the chorizo.
- Garlic - I use garlic cloves which I crush but you could also use a garlic puree or even garlic powder.
- Sofrito - I used a jar from Brindisa. It's a tomato and onion sauce but I don't always have it and it can be replaced just by cooking an onion down and adding extra tinned tomatoes.
- Smoked paprika - This really intensifies the smokiness and chorizo flavour of the stew.
- Thyme - I think thyme goes really well with these Spanish flavours. I just use dried thyme but if you have fresh thyme you could add a little.
- Tinned tomatoes
- Butter beans - Butter beans go so wel in this stew but of course, if you don't have butter beans, cannellini beans would be a great substitute and the flavour is very similar.
How to make Chorizo Butter Bean Stew
This stew is really simple to make. First just remove the skins of the chorizo sausages and cut them into slices. Put them in a large saucepan with no oil and fry over the medium heat until they are beginning to brown.
Then add the garlic, sofrito, smoked paprika and thyme. Stir together and then add the butter beans and tinned tomatoes.
All you need to do now is simmer for about 15 minutes.
Storing the leftovers
This stew is great for batch cooking and any leftovers can be kept in the fridge in a covered container for up to three days. You can also freeze any leftovers for 3 months.
How do you reheat this chorizo butter bean stew?
You can reheat the stew in a saucepan on the hob over a gentle heat. You may need to add a splash or water so it doesn't become too dry. Or you can put it in the microwave.
A great stew for meal prepping
As it's so easy to store and reheat the leftovers, this butter bean and chorizo stew is ideal for prepping in advance. Individual portions can also be easily reheated in the microwave which is great if family members have to eat at different times.
Can you adapt this butter bean chorizo stew?
Yes of course! There are lots os simple adaptations you can make. Feel free to use a different kind of bean. If you like your food really hot and spicy then add a diced chilli pepper along with the garlic.
If you want to use up any vegetables or just want a more vegetable packed stew then some. You could add peppers, aubergine or courgette for example. Add them along with the tomatoes.
Chorizo Butter Bean Stew
- 150 g Cooking chorizo
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 315 g Sofrito I used a jar from Brindisa. If you don't have it use an onion and another tin of chopped tomatoes instead
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
- 500 g butter beans
- Remove the skins from the chorizo sausages and cut them into slices.
- Put the chorizo in a large saucepan and fry over a medium heat until browned. You won't need additional oil as oil is released from the chorizo as it cooks.
- Add the garlic, sofrito, smoked paprika and thyme. Stir into the chorizo. If you don't have sofrito. Stir in a chopped onion and cook until softened.
- Add the tinned tomatoes and butter beans. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Serve with bread.
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