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"A traditional Spanish bean and ham dish, from the Asturias region."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 30 mins

    11 hrs 5 mins


  1. Cover beans with ample hot water and allow to stand overnight.
  2. Fill a Dutch oven 1/2 full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add salt pork, and allow to boil for 5 minutes, then remove. Pour out water.
  3. Drain water from beans and place them into Dutch oven. Pour in 10 cups of water, then bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 15 minutes, skimming and discarding the foam that forms on top. Stir in saffron, salt pork, and diced ham; simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chorizo and morcilla sausages, and cook for 5 minutes more. Skim any foam that forms on top.
  4. Reduce heat to low, add bay leaf, cover, and simmer until the beans are tender, 2 to 3 hours, adding water if needed to keep beans moist. Allow beans to stand for 20 minutes off of the heat before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2009


Most Helpful Critical Review
May 08, 2013

The pros and cons.... The plus is that this is ALL protein, no carbs. The meat-loving half of our family really liked this one. It is also a good filling meal that won't leave you hungry after a few hours. The cons: first, this takes a lot of attention because as the beans get softer they begin to mush and stick on the bottom of the pan (it's a nice consistency when it's finished, but you have to stir every 10-15 minutes for the last 2-3 hours). Second, this is LOADED with fat. And third, it is quite costly. The taste was pretty good, and it is an interesting dish, but not worth the time.


7 Ratings

May 05, 2009

Amazing doesn't begin to describe how good this is! And you can substitute other sausages - play around with your favorites!

Jan 05, 2010

I had never made this or even heard of this until I stumbled upon this recipe. Had a hard time "experimenting" with saffron since it is so costly. Took a leap of faith and was blessed. Thank you for this submission.

Aug 15, 2011

omg yummy

Dec 29, 2012

Nice weekend recipe- my fiance loves pork, and he also loves every time I season dishes with saffron, so I thought I'd give this a try- he devoured it! I just wish that I hadn't halved recipe! ;p Thanks so much for sharing Mary Beth!

May 24, 2015

If you don't want to sit there and stir this thing every 5 minutes (the beans do get soft and stick to the bottom)... just buy 2lbs of canned white beans. They are already soft, all you have to do is add them 30 minutes before the whole thing is done.... tastes the same and you save a lot of time.


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  • Calories
  • 603 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 38.7 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 10.8 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1202 mg
  • 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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