Spanish Mountain Stew

How to make a Spanish Mountain Stew.

Ingredients: Serves 6

  • 2 chorizos
  • 300 gr of pork ribs
  • 1 small knuckle
  • 100 gr of bacon
  • 10 leaves of cabbage
  • 400 gr of white beans
  • 1 black pudding
  • 1 rice pudding
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large potato
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tea spoon of sweet paprika
  • Olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Leave the beans to soak overnight in cold water.
  2. In a big pot add the beans, the chorizos, bacon, ribs and knuckle.
  3. Add water covering the whole ingredients.
  4. Place on high heat.
  5. Before it starts to boil add a glass of cold water to stop it from boiling.
  6. Repeat this (stop boiling action) three times.
  7. After these three breaks, let the stew boil for an hour and thirty minutes, so the meat tenders.
  8. Start cleaning the cabbage leaf by leaf.
  9. Remove the stems, only use the leaves.
  10. Roll them and cut them in small slices.
  11. Also cut in small cubes the potato.
  12. Add these two ingredients and the black pudding into the pot and let it boil for 30 minutes more.
  13. During this time start cooking the fried sauce.
  14. In a pan add a few spoons of olive oil and leave the chopped onion to poach.
  15. Once it is golden add the garlic and a small spoon of paprika.
  16. After the 30 minutes add the black and the rice pudding and the fried sauce.
  17. Leave it boiling on medium to high heat for 30 minutes more.
  18. Turn off the heat and let it rest for 15 minutes before serving.
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