4 Reviews

Lentil and Chorizo Stew Recipe

Receta de Lentejas con Chorizo

1 hour, 30 minutes

6 servings

Lentejas con Chorizo is a classic Spanish stew made with lentils and smoky chorizo. Its hearty warmth is perfect for a cold winter day. This delicious lentil stew is a hearty meal but not too heavy. The best lentil to use is the Spanish Pardina. You can substitute other lentils, but look for the smallest lentils you can find.



Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 15.6 oz/442 gr;
Calories 361;
Calories from Fat 176;
Total Fat 19.5 gr (30%);
Saturated Fat 6.6 gr (33%);
Trans Fat 0 gr;
Cholesterol 42 mg (14%);
Sodium 2027 mg (84%);
Total Carbohydrates 29 gr (10%);
Fiber 7 gr (28%);
Sugars 5 gr;
Protein 18 gr;
Vitamin A 83%;
Vitamin C 18%;
Calcium 5%;
Iron 18%;

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

How To Cook


In an olla de hierra or heavy bottom pot add the olive oil, onion and whole chorizo. Cook over medium-low heat, turning chorizo occasionally, until onions soften and chorizo starts to brown, about 10 minutes. Remove chorizo, slice and return to pot. 


Rinse lentils. Add stock (or water), lentils, whole garlic cloves, paprika, tomato, carrots and potatoes to the pot with the onion and chorizo. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Let cook uncovered 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 


Remove the cloves of garlic, squeeze garlic from its skin and mash. Return garlic pulp to the pot.  

Serve stew with a crisp green salad, crusty bread and a Spanish Tempranillo wine. 


Ratings and Reviews


4 Reviews

It would be nice to specify how long to simmer in Step 2.

September 2023

It's the time needed to cook the onions, in short. The reason it does not specify how long to simmer in Step 2 is that lentils cook in about an hour so that once the lentils and everything in the initial pot are simmering, then the time needed to cook the onions plus 45 more minutes after adding to the main pot will be enough.

September 2023

Me encanta

December 2021

Hearty and tasty! I've always loved Lentil soups and this twist with chorizo has quickly become a family favorite!

September 2016