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Spanish Chorizo and Butterbean Stew garnished with parsley in a white bowl. Next to the bowl is a bread roll.

Spanish Chorizo and Butterbean Stew

  • Author: Elizabeth Chloe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stewing
  • Cuisine: Spanish


This Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew is a taste of Spain – full of chorizo, red wine, butter beans, tomatoes, red pepper and onion.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g chorizo, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 400g tin butter beans, liquid drained
  • 300ml red wine
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250mls stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Serve with green salad and slices of crusty bread.


Process shots showing how to make chorizo stew with butterbeans.

  1. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a casserole pot or frying pan, then fry the chorizo in the pan for 3-5 minutes until it is crispy.
  2. Add the onion and red pepper to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables have taken on some colour and have softened.
  3. Add the garlic and butter beans and sauté for one minute.
  4. Pour the red wine into the dish, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half.
  5. Mix in the tinned tomatoes, stock and bay leaves and leave the dish to simmer on a medium-low heat for 25-30 minutes.
  6. When the stew has thickened, taste it and add salt and pepper as required.
  7. Serve the stew in bowls with salad and some slices of crusty bread to dunk. Enjoy!

Keywords: Chorizo Stew, Butterbean Stew, Spanish Recipes, Chorizo Recipes, Spanish Stew, Spanish Chorizo Stew, Chorizo and Butterbean Stew

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