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This classic Asturian fabada recipe is a pork lover's dream, packed with chorizo, morcilla and pork belly for a rich, piggy flavour. The base of this Spanish stew, made with white beans and a hint of pimentón, is best served with plenty of bread to mop up all the juices.

First published in 2018

Hailing from the Asturia region in northwest Spain, but understandably popular across the whole country, fabada is an incredibly tasty dish considering how simple it is to make. Good quality chorizo and morcilla is the key to a good fabada, and if you can find cured or smoked pork belly, even better! If using dried white beans, be sure to soak them overnight before cooking.





Heat a splash of oil in a heavy-based pan and add the chorizo, morcilla and pork belly. Cook until you have a nice colour on the sausages and the fat has started to render from the pork belly
Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and translucent
Add the herbs and spices and pour over the stock. Season with salt and pepper
Leave to simmer for 45 minutes, then remove the lid, add the drained beans and simmer for 30 minutes more. Taste to check seasoning
Serve warm with crusty bread

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