LENTIL BEAN AND CHORIZO STEW

Hola!

 

I can’t believe winter is almost here. When it’s cold outside, I love to eat comfort foods such as casserole dishes, stews, soups etc. In Spain, we have a lot of comfort food! One of my favorites stews is Lentil and Chorizo Stew. Even better, this is actually a very easy dish to make.

The main ingredients are lentils and chorizo. Nowadays, you can buy Spanish chorizo almost anywhere. Make sure to buy chorizo from Spain and not the spicy chorizo.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 3 ¾ cups cooked lentil beans (1 ½ cup dry lentils)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 7 ounces chorizo halved lengthwise, then sliced crosswise 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 tomatoes (ripe!) grated
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

 

– Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large Dutch oven or other similar pot over medium-high heat.

– Add the onion and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 4 minutes.

1

– Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

– Add the tomato, paprika, bay leaf, a teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes on low heat.

2

– Add the chorizo, stir occasionally for about 5 minutes (it will release some of its oils).

3

– Add the lentils and the broth. Bring it to boil and then simmer for 15 minutes, or longer.

4

Make sure to serve it with some fresh bread and a glass of Spanish red wine!

 

Bon profit!

LENTIL BEAN AND CHORIZO STEW

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Ivette

Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at joyofspanishcooking@gmail.com Bon profit!

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