Friday, February 26, 2010

Braised Cabbage with Spanish Chorizo and Beans

Hello! It's been a long time since I updated this blog. We had some camera problems (lack of one) that left us unable to document any of our tasty meals. However, we got a new camera, and not just a cellphone camera! A real awesome, knock your socks off kinda camera! We're still learning how to use it, and we clearly need to work on our lighting (difficult when limited to fluorescent kitchen lights) and our platting. I think you'll notice though that these pictures are far superior to previous ones. Now that I have a new camera I hope to update the blog at least once a week so prepare yourself for some tasty times!

Lately Steve and I have been looking for good healthy recipes that require minimal effort at least during the week. We got lucky at our local library and stumbled upon Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express. All the recipes in this book take 20 minutes to make which is helpful on those hectic nights. We've found some really good recipes so far in the book and this is one of them. I'm pretty sure we'll probably be making it again sometime.

Braised Cabbage with Spanish Chorizo and Beans


  • Smoked Chorizo
  • Olive Oil
  • Head of Green Cabbage
  • 2 Cans Cannellini or other White Beans
That's it! A very simple ingredient list. One thing about this book is he doesn't really list measurements a lot of times so it's easy to adapt the recipes to your liking. I believe we used a quarter pound of the chorizo, but you could use more or less depending on your tastes. Same with the beans, the recipe says a couple cups we just went ahead and threw in two cans.

So first thing first, slice the chorizo into 1/4 inch pieces and throw them in a pan with olive oil until the meat begins to crisp.

While the meat is cooking cut up your cabbage into wedges.

Add the cabbage to the pot then get
your beans ready by draining and rinsing them.

Add your beans to the pot, cover and let cook for 5ish minutes or until everything is warmed through.

That's it! Simple, easy, and good.

Enjoy :)


LinnyMay said...

nice pics

LinnyMay said...

This looks a little beany for me. You need some new dishes.