The Fabada Asturiana is a perfect winter comfort food!

If you tried Fabada Asturiana, you know what we mean.

This warm stew is typical in the region called Asturias, in the North of Spain.

The combination of white beans and three types of pork meat is delicious and very tasty.

Even though you might think that preparing this stew is difficult, actually it’s not!

If you have time, you can definitely try this recipe at home as long as you have great ingredients, for example the big white beans called fabes de la Granja and good quality meats.

If you don’t find fabes, you can replace them with cannellini beans, which are smaller but still great!

Let’s see what you need!

500g de fabes –> 500g of fabes (or cannellini beans)

250g de panceta curada asturiana –> 250g of cured pork belly from Asturias

2 chorizos asturianos –> 2 semi-cured chorizo from Asturias

2 morcillas asturianas –> 2 semi-cured blood sausages from Asturias

1 cebolla –> 1 onion

agua –> water

sal –> salt

And now ready to prepare the Fabada!

Soak the beans in cold water overnight.

Put them in a large pot, cover with water and bring to boil.

Let them cook for around 30 minutes, skimming off the foam that comes up on the surface.

In the meantime chop the onion and the meats in large pieces, put it  in a pan and brown them.

Then add onion and meats to the beans and let cook for 2 hours.

Once the stew is ready, let it rest for one hour.

Your amazing fabada is ready to eat!

If you like, you can serve it with some toasted crusty bread.


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