Traditional Spanish White Bean Stew

This traditional dish is one the pillars of Castilian food, and one of the best options in a cold winter or autumn day. It consists in a stew with many Spanish sausages like chorizo and of course the star of the show: white beans.


Traditional Spanish White Bean Stew (Judiones de la Granja)

If you like legumes, this savoury dish will become your favourite. If you can find La Granja white beans it would be great, otherwise use some other big, buttery kind.
Cook Time 4 hrs
Soaking time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Castilian, Segoviana, Spanish, Traditional
Servings 4 people


  • 500 g white beans
  • 80 g chorizo
  • 100 g unsmoked bacon
  • 80 g Spanish black pudding (morcilla) optional
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Spanish mild paprika optional
  • 2 leaves bay
  • olive oil


  • Soak the beans for one day or according to the package instructions.
  • Once the beans have been soaking for the whole period; add chorizo, bacon, black pudding, the garlic and beans in a pot with a enough water to cover everything.
    Set the heat to medium-high until it start boiling. Then change the heat to medium and let it cooking for 3.5 h.
    If in the meantime it runs out of water or starts to boil, add more water.
  • After those three hours and a half, finely chop the onion and fry in a separate pan with some olive oil at medium heat.
    Remove the chorizo, black pudding and bacon from the pot and add it to the pan.
    Mix from time to time.
  • Once the onion is getting slightly golden, add a tablespoon of Spanish mild paprika (pimentón dulce, optional).
    Mix very well so that it doesn´t burn and after 2 or 3 minutes, take everything back to the pot and stir.
  • Let it cook for some additional 10-20 minutes.
    The beans will be ready once they are tender on the inside.
  • And… The meal is ready! We hope you enjoy it.


– Preferably, it is better to use high-quality white beans for this dish. It will raise the recipe to another level.
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