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One of my favourite dishes in Spain. In theory, it’s very easy to make, that is if you have 3 hours spare and have remembered to soak the beans overnight. The problem is that unfortunately I wasn’t 100% sure how to cook this before I started. So I will update this post when I get a good recipe and get round to cooking it again. It did taste really good even though I wasn’t totally happy with it.


  • big white beans of the farm… or similar (butter beans)
  • chorizo
  • morcilla (black pudding)
  • pancetta
  • salt
  • saffron
  • water
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large onion sliced into 4


Soak the beans in plenty of water over night. In a large pan, add the beans, cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add all of the ingredients, including a good teaspoon or two of salt. Put a lid on the pan and simmer for 3 hours.

Take off the heat, leave to cool for 10 minutes and serve. You need to make sure that the beans are covered for the whole duration of the cooking, otherwise they will split. Good luck and as I say, I will update this post when I find out some more information. In the mean time, good luck dear reader.


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