Stewed beans with smoked ham, chorizo, and pork sausage

stewed beans

Stewed beans with smoked ham, chorizo, and pork sausage

It’s a classic comfort food that people love all around the world! Basically, you take some dried beans, cook them up slowly in a flavorful broth with meat and/or veggies until they’re tender and creamy. Then, you can serve them with rice, bread, or tortillas for a complete meal!

One of the coolest things about stewed beans is that they’re usually made with inexpensive ingredients that you can find just about anywhere. That means they’re a great choice for folks on a tight budget. Plus, because they take a while to cook, they’re often made on lazy Sundays or during the week so you can enjoy them for days to come.

Not only are stewed beans warm and satisfying, but they can also give you a little mood boost and a sense of well-being. The smell of those beans cooking away can take you back to your childhood and remind you of your favorite home-cooked meals. It’s like a big warm hug in a bowl!

Best of all, stewed beans are super nutritious! Beans are packed with protein, fiber, and carbs that help you feel full and energized. Plus, they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals like iron, folate, and magnesium that are essential for good health.

So, if you’re looking for a comforting and nourishing meal that’ll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, give stewed beans a try. Trust us, they’ll have a special place in your heart (and your stomach) forever!


  • 1 lb dried beans (such as black, pinto, or navy beans), soaked overnight
  • 4 cups beer
  • 1 smoked ham hock or 1 cup diced smoked ham
  • 1 chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 1 pork sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Drain the soaked beans and rinse them well.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced chorizo and pork sausage, and cook until browned. Remove the sausage from the pot and set aside.
  3. Add the chopped onion to the pot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, smoked paprika, and cumin, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the soaked beans, water, smoked ham hock or diced smoked ham, bay leaf, and some salt and pepper to the pot. Stir everything together and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and let the beans simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the beans are tender and the liquid has thickened to a stew-like consistency.
  6. Remove the ham hock (if using) and shred the meat. Return the shredded meat and the cooked sausage to the pot.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro and serve hot.

Enjoy your delicious stewed beans with smoked ham, chorizo, and pork sausage!