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Spicy chorizo & bean soup

on 20/02/2009

It was a while ago that I made a soup. I had some chorizo & wanted to use it. I thought that the addition of some Pímenton de la Vera, the Picante version would be a good addition to this. This is the smoked paprika from Spain. I has a lovely earthly, smoked flavour. I buy it at my local Spanish store. And I was right!!

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Recipe: For 6 persons
1 large white onion, peeled & finely sliced
2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely cut up
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, the Picante version
2 celery stalks, cleaned & some treads pulled away , cut up in fine slices
2 tomatoes, washed, dried, cut up in chunks
1 tin of large white beans, salt washed off & thoroughly drained
black pepper
1 litre of chicken stock
150 gr of finely sliced Chorizo, the mild version
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1. Take a medium cooking pot & place on a high heat. Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the pot. Heat up. When hot, add the chorizo slices in a single layer & fry for about 2 to 4 minutes until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper. I use the same pot & pour the other tablespoon of olive oil into the pot. Fry again the chorizo slices. Drain on kitchen paper. Set aside.
2. Using the same pot, you see that the oil is orange in colour, heat up on medium. When hot, add the chopped up onion & the chopped celery stalks. Fry until tender. This takes about 6 to 8 minutes. Stit from time to time.
3. Now, add the chopped garlic & the smoked Picante paprika. Stir well. Fry 1 to 2 minutes until it smells lovely!
4. Now, add the chopped tomatoes & stir well. Fry for another minute.
5. Add the chicken stock & the chorizo slices. Bring to the boil. When boiling, turn the heat down. Simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Now, add the drained large beans. Cook for 5 minutes.
7. When the soup is ready, taste. It will be a bit spicy & so good,…mmmmm…
I mix the soup for 3/4 ! Then you will have a slighter thicker soup with pieces of chorizo floating in your soup. I added 3 grinds of black pepper. Enjoy!♥ Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

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34 responses to “Spicy chorizo & bean soup

  1. André says:

    This soup looks so tasty! Yum Yum:)!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    This soup looks really comforting! MMMM…

  3. Ben says:

    This looks so yummie:)!!

  4. I have some leftover chorizo perfect to make this delicious soup! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  5. Two of my favorite ingredients in my favorite preparation : beans and chorizo in soup!

  6. Susie says:

    This looks so delish! Thanks, Sophie!

  7. It’s finally a little chilly here in FLorida so this soup would be so good!

  8. Danielle says:

    Looks delicious! We’re getting more snow tonight and this looks like just the thing to warm us up. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Delicious. I want to put pimenton de la vera in everything lately!

  10. duodishes says:

    Great soup. The pimenton sounds so good in soups and sauces.

  11. Reeni♥ says:

    This looks so good, Sophie! Full of flavor and so comforting!

  12. zerrin says:

    Yum! I can feel the appetizing smell of it…Great idea in these cold days.

  13. Carolyn says:

    I’m always looking for something to do with my smoked paprika. What could be better than soup! Looks yummy.

  14. Another great way to use up my chorizo! Looks and sounds delicious!

  15. Ginger says:

    That soup looks so comforting and yummy!! It is so cold in Loveland, Ohio a bowl sounds good right now!!

  16. mmmm! fiery! looks like the perfect complement to some grilled cheese sammies or just a plain old hunk of good artisan bread!

  17. Heather says:

    yum! chorizo (or any sausage!) and beans has to be one of my favorite combos! looks delicious!

  18. Cynthia says:

    Sophie, thanks for visiting and leading me to your home on the web. Looking forward to exploring.

  19. cindy* says:

    yum…i love chorizo. this soup looks absolutely comforting.

  20. Olga says:

    This looks so totally good!!!!

  21. There are so many great Spanish dishes made with smoked paprika–I need to purchase some, for this soup and for other dishes!

  22. ~RED~ says:

    I love soups…

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