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White Beans with Chorizo Recipe - Alubias Blancas con Chorizo

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White Beans with Chorizo is a quick and easy dish for those nights when you don't have a lot of time or energy. Since the recipe uses canned white kidney beans, most of the work is done for you. So, it's a perfect dish for beginner cooks as well. White beans combine well with the Spanish chorizo, onions, garlic and pepper to make a tasty and satisfying main course, ready in about 20 minutes.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 Spanish chorizo sausage (about 1/2 lb.)
  • 4-5 Tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • 2 15 oz can white beans, drained
  • salt to taste

Preparation:

This white beans with chorizo recipe makes 3-4 servings as a main course.

Important Note re Spanish Chorizo: This sausage is very different than Mexican or Caribbean chorizo. Spanish chorizo is a firm, dry sausage where most Mexican chorizo is fresh and soft, not cured sausage. It also has different spices than Spanish Chorizo, so it is not a good substitute for this recipe. If you need a substitute, use Portuguese Linguica sausage, which is very similar to Spanish Chorizo and should be easy to find in your local supermarket.

Chop the onion and the bell pepper. Peel and chop the garlic, not too finely. Cut the chorizo into slices about 1/4-inch thick.

Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan and heat over medium flame. When hot, sauté onion and bell pepper, stirring often. Take care not to burn the vegetables. If necessary, lower the heat. When the onion becomes translucent, add the garlic and chorizo slices. Continue to cook until chorizo slices are browned. Add more olive oil if mixture begins to stick. Reduce heat to low.

Quickly rinse the beans under cold water and drain. Add to the frying pan and stir, heating the mixture on low heat. Add salt to taste. Once the beans are hot, serve in bowls with slices of fresh baguette.

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