Alubias Blancas de Saldaña Estofadas Con Chorizo, White Bean of Saldaña Stew With Chorizo is a Spanish recipe that is delicious, super hearty and extremely healthy. It’s a win-win-win! It is loaded with chorizo, beans, spinach, onions and more.
Alubias Blancas de Saldaña Estofadas Con Chorizo
- 4 link fresh chorizo cut into chunks
- 1 link semi cured chorizo
- 2 cans white beans
- 4-6 cups spinach
- 1 carrot diced
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 1 tomato diced
- 3 cloves garlic diced
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup white wine
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp oregano
- Rinse and drain the beans and set aside.
- Warm the butter and oil over a medium heat and add the onions.
- Sauté the onion for about 10 minutes, until just browning.
- Add the diced garlic and sauté another minute.
- Add the fresh chorizo and let the chunks brown on each side.
- Add the carrot, herbs, semi cured chorizo, and cayenne pepper and mix.
- Add the white wine and allow to reduce for one minute.
- Add the tomato paste followed by the chopped tomatoes and simmer two minutes.
- Add the 3 cups of chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
- Allow to simmer 15 minutes uncovered.
- Add in the fresh spinach and beans and cover for 10 minutes.
Did You Know?
Saldaña is the principal town of the fertile plains of the province of Palencia in the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain, and it may also be the town of “Eldana” mentioned by the historian Ptolemy as being conquered by the Roman Empire.
The town’s connection to the Roman Era is reflected in the beautiful remains of a villa attributed to the emperor Theodosius I.
From the 10th to the 11th century, Saldaña was the seat of a family of powerful counts, the Banu Gómez. The medieval counts of Saldaña figure in local history and literature. Anachronistically, they appear in tales related to the exploits of the semi-legendary figure Bernardo del Carpio, while their legendary scions, the Infantes de Carrión, prove rivals of the hero in the Cantar de Mio Cid.
It was here in 1149 that Berenguela of Barcelona died.
Saldaña is also known for its popular open-air market day held each Tuesday in the town’s central plaza.
Its old stone-surfaced town square, known as the “Plaza Vieja,” is believed to date to the 10th century. Work started in September 2019 to reconstruct the plaza’s pavement to make it safer for pedestrians and more easily accessible to persons with disabilities.
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