Fabada Asturiana

Traditional dish of Asturian cuisine made with faba asturiana (in Asturian, fabes), sausages such as chorizo and Asturian blood sausage, and pork. Its diffusion is so great in the Iberian Peninsula that it is part of the most recognized gastronomy of Spain.



Ready In:

12hrs beans in cold water
2hrs 00min


  • 500g Asturias beans “Tierrina Vaqueira” 
  • 1 pack compango
  • 2 units cloves of garlic
  • 1 unit onion
  • Saffron 
  • Virgen Olive Oil  
  • 1 unit bay leaf
  • Salt

Step by Step Instructions

1 We put the beans “Tierrina Vaqueira” in cold water, 10 to 12 hours before in a casserole proportionate to the quantities so that they are well covered with water.

2 Put the beans with the blood sausages, the chorizos, the bacon or bacon, the garlic (well chopped), the bay leaf, the whole onion and a splash of oil (all cold).

3 It is put to slow fire and broken the boiling they are frothed and they are left to cook slowly a little uncovered, trying that the beans are always covered with water.

4 Let them cook for one hour. Cold water will be added from time to time in small quantities to cut the boiling. The saffron is added and it is left half an hour more. (it can need some more time). Finally salt is rectified.

5 It is convenient to move from time to time so that they do not stick to the bottom. Remove the onion and let it rest for half an hour before serving.


Asturian fabada “tastes better the next day” after it has been cooked. It is usually served in an earthenware dish or casserole with the pieces of cooked Asturian compango served separately in a bowl, so that each diner can serve himself as he likes. If you want to complete an Asturian menu, to drink a glass of sidriña, as an appetizer some chorizos a la sidra.