It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Monday’s with Mami. I’m more than excited to bring it back with one of my favorite simple meals that my grandfather used to make for my sisters and I. Chicharos con Chorizo. A stew of white beans and Spanish chorizo sausage. I’ll probably hear from one of my readers that chicharo refers to peas, guisantes. However, my family has and still does call these white beans chicharos. I don’t know if it’s because they originally were from San Lucar de Barrameda, a beach town in the South of Spain and a term from there or that it’s a traditional word used by elders. However, I stand by this word and will forever call this chicharos con chorizo, lol! My grandfather used to make this for us in Spain because we loved it. A meal suitable for any child! I mean really, chorizo and beans – what’s not to like! Pair this with a green salad, crusty bread, red wine and you’ll be in heaven. So simple, So Spain!
Chicharos Con Chorizo
- 8oz Great Northern Beans, soaked overnight
- 4 pack small palacios chorizo sausage
- 1 green pepper sliced in half
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 white onion
- 3-5 garlic cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- A good drizzle of Olive Oil (about 3-4 tbl)
- 1 tsp Pimenton, Spanish Smoked Paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
I used my frozen peppers and tomato from last seasons harvest!
- In a large pot put the beans, chorizo sausage, green pepper, tomato, onion, garlic cloves, and 2 bay leaves.
- Cover with water 2 inches above the beans, sausage and vegetables.
- Mix in the olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until the beans are tender.
So easy and so delicious. Buen Provecho!