Pork, Chorizo & Bean Stew

Pork , Chorizo and Bean Stew

This dish has it’s origins in my plan for a dinner of  tapas , but after a  busy week cooking a lot of little dishes was not quite on the cards  .So I scaled the dish back to one slow cook dish, throwing everything together and serving it with  plenty of freshly baked bread and wine.

The dish was lovely , heat from the chilli and paprika and a depth from the sherry. It might seem a little strange to use two types of beans,  I like the different textures, but you could use potatoes as well.

I made some fresh foccacia from a recipe from the Domestic Goddess in Training

Foccacia

Pork, Chorizo & Bean Stew

200g pork shoulder cut into 1cm cubes
100g cooking chorizo cut into 1cm cubes
100g dried butter beans (soaked overnight)
100g dried chick peas (soaked overnight)
300g tinned tomatoes
1 large onion finely chopped
2  handfuls of stonned black olives
3 garlic cloves  finely chopped
1 tsp of dried chilli flakes
1 tsp of smoked paprika
Handful of chopped fresh parsley
1 pint of vegetable stock
Slosh of dry sherry

  1. In a cast iron pot gently fry the garlic and onion with the chilli flakes, paprika and a little olive oil
  2. Add the chorizo and pork shoulder to brown.
  3. Add the butter beans , chick peas , tinnedtomatoes , olives, stock and sherry
  4. Cover and place in the oven at 190decC for 1 hour.
  5. Serve with fresh bread or rice
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6 Responses to Pork, Chorizo & Bean Stew

  1. Kerri says:

    Lovely. We make something similar to this often, it’s a really versatile dish. Good idea to mix the beans too, I hadn’t thought of that.

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  3. elliemay says:

    My family made this dish for Christmas Eve this year, and it was a huge hit! Everybody loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Matthew says:

    due to make this for some guests, was wondering how many your numbers would feed.

  5. Becky says:

    This would serve 4 people. Hope the meal goes well.

  6. Matthew says:

    just chopping/eating the chorizo. yum yum.

    Thanks for getting back to me…

    ill let you know

    x

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