Cuisine : Spanish
Calories : 603
Type : Non Vegetarian
Serving Size : 84
Course : Main
Preparation Time : 665  Min

No Ingredient Quantity Measure Type
1 Lima beans 1 Pound
2 Bacon 1/4 Pound
3 Water 10 Cup
4 Saffron 1/2 Teaspoon
5 Serrano ham 8 Ounces
6 Spanish chorizo sausage 8 Ounces
7 Morcilla sausage or blood sausage 8 Ounces
8 Bay leaf 1

Recipe Details
A traditional Spanish bean and ham dish, from the Asturias region

Cooking Instructions
  • Cover beans with ample hot water and allow to stand overnight.
  • Fill a Dutch oven 1/2 full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add salt pork, and allow to boil for 5 minutes, then remove. Pour out water.
  • Drain water from beans and place them into Dutch oven. Pour in 10 cups of water, then bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 15 minutes, skimming and discarding the foam that forms on top. Stir in saffron, salt pork, and diced ham; simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chorizo and morcilla sausages, and cook for 5 minutes more. Skim any foam that forms on top.
  • Reduce heat to low, add bay leaf, cover, and simmer until the beans are tender, 2 to 3 hours, adding water if needed to keep beans moist.

  • Garnishing Instructions
    Not available 

    Serving Instructions
     Allow beans to stand for 20 minutes off of the heat before serving.

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