Wonderful One Dish Wonder: Sausage and Bean Casserole

2 months ago

Hearty and healthy Portugese dishes to spice up your everyday meals

Sausage and Bean Casserole


½ cup Smoked bacon, sliced

5 pieces Spanish Chorizo, sliced into thick chunks

1 large Onion, chopped

5 cloves Garlic, chopped

2 cups Chopped tomatoes

¼ cup Tomato paste

2 medium Potatoes, peeled and diced

2 cups Chicken stock

2 cans White kidney beans, drained

1 Tbsp Spanish sweet paprika

1 Bay leaf

*Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

  1. In a heavy saucepot over medium heat, cook bacon until brown and crisp, about 7-8 minutes.  Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  2. In the bacon fat, saute the Spanish chorizo pieces until golden.  Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. To the bacon fat, add onions and garlic and cook over low heat until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Next, add tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes more until tomatoes are mushy. 
  4. Stir in tomato paste and cook until paste changes color.  Add potatoes and coat with the tomato mixture. 
  5. Pour in chicken stock and white beans.  Season with paprika, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
  6. Lastly, add the cooked chorizo.  Bring to a boil then reduce low heat and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer to a casserole and top with crumbled bacon.
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