Learn a Scrumptious Recipe for Alubias Blancas con Chorizo

White beans and chorizo
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1053 Calories
30g Fat
147g Carbs
55g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1053
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 147g 53%
Dietary Fiber 42g 149%
Protein 55g
Calcium 425mg 33%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

White beans with chorizo (alubias blancas con chorizo) is a quick and easy Spanish dish for those nights when you don't have a lot of time or energy but want to put something interesting and different on your plate. Since the recipe uses canned white kidney beans, most of the work is done for you, making this a perfect dish for beginner cooks as well. White beans combine beautifully with the Spanish chorizo, onions, garlic, and pepper to make a tasty and satisfying main course, ready in about 20 minutes. Consider adding a poached egg—not only for a filling dinner but also a delicious breakfast dish!


Steps to Make It

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

  2. Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan and heat over medium heat. 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.

  3. 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.


  • If you can't find Spanish chorizo, use Portuguese Linguica sausage, which is very similar to Spanish Chorizo and should be easy to find in your local supermarket.

Recipe Variations

  • Add more vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant and saute along with the bell pepper.
  • Serve alubias blancas con chorizo on slices of toasted bread or inside tortilla shells.