Fabada Asturiana

How to make Fabada Asturiana?

Fabada Asturiana is a thick soup of Asturian cuisine, the northern region of Spain. This is a thick and rich soup of white beans, chorizo and bacon. The name comes from the word “fabes” meaning “beans”. Paprika turns the soup red. It is customary to cook the soup for at least 1 ½ hours over low heat. Fabada is a comfortable winter food, as it is very high-calorie and delicious.

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Recipe type: Soups
Recipe type: Spanish
Yield: 4-6
Prep time:
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Fabada Asturiana


White beans — 220 grams
Smoked pork ribs — 140 grams
White onion — 120 grams
Garlic — 5 cloves
Bacon — 100 grams
Frying oil
Bay leaf — 1 piece
Chorizo — 180 grams
Ground paprika — 1 tablespoon
Water — 600 ml


1. Finely chop the onion and garlic.
2. Bacon or pork belly cut into pieces of 1 inch (2-3 cm).
3. Chorizo cut into slices 2-3 inches thick (5-8 cm).
4. Heat the frying oil in a deep saucepan over maximum heat.
5. Add the onion to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
6. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
7. Add bacon and pork ribs. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
8. Add white beans, bay leaf, chorizo, paprika and water. Mix it up.
9. Reduce the heat to a minimum. Cover and cook for 1 ½ hours.
Serving: Serve soup hot
Bon Appetit!

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