After reading Spanish Sabores' 13 Spanish Food to Warm You Up This Winter, I decided to share with you the recipe for another classic stew that isn't mentioned in that post but is definitely a favorite of Spanish families: lentejas.
This dish is usually enjoyed as a first course for lunch during the winter months. It is savory, easy-to-make and also full of nutrients, therefore its popularity: every family in Spain has its own version of it. Most are variations of the classic lentejas a la riojana, which includes pancetta and lard among its ingredients.
As an expat, I know well that some traditional ingredients aren't easy to find outside of Spain, so for simplicity's sake, I have created my own recipe with stuff I can find at my local grocery store (soooo glad that chorizo has become popular in the US so I don't have to give it up!)
My recipe is as tasty and heartwarming as the original—and it only takes one hour to make, so get ready to enjoy this hearty, authentically-Spanish meal!
Did you make this recipe? Let me know how it went in the comments!