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These Spanish beans with tomatoes and smokey sweet spices are so easy to make in one pot in less than 20 minutes with just 7 ingredients. Only 125 calories per serving, this Spanish bean stew recipe is perfect as tapas, main meals or a side dish. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

This easy gluten free vegan recipe for Spanish beans is rich, flavourful and smoky.

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The white beans stew in the thick tomato sauce, spiced with paprika. This version of Gigantes Beans is smokey and deliciuos, perfect mopped up with a slab of crusty bread. You can serve it as tapas, on it’s own or as a side dish.

Plus, it’s ready in just 20 minutes!

This recipe was originally published in June 2016. Updated November 2018.

I used canned white beans for these gigantes beans but you can also used dried beans. Just soak them for 4 hours or overnight in a bowl with plenty of cold water. Then drain and rinse them before boiling for 45 minutes. Then carry on with the recipe.

You can substitute any other white beans in this bean stew that you have to hand such as Great Northern beans, though I like the large butterbeans, lima beans. They have a great potato-like texture that really makes this a hearty dish.

Spanish Beans with Tomatoes {+ Recipe Video}

For a quick side dish, my yeast free is a tasty flatbread that’s perfect for mopping up the Spanish Beans’ juices and only takes minutes to make.

Reader Testimonials for Spanish Beans

Loads of you have been making this recipe! Here are some reader reviews:

- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐’These Spanish beans were so simple and easy to make, and not to mention delicious. I made the naan bread suggested in the post and that was quick simple and went perfect with the beans. I surly will be making this again and again for my family. ‘ – Karen

- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing, really quick, easy and full of flavour. Served the gigantes beans over rice.” – Ali

Spanish Beans with Tomatoes {+ Recipe Video}

- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This Spanish bean stew was very easy to make and it was delicious!’ – Catherine

- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Very simple and tasty. Smoked paprika really adds a layer of flavour. I served over rice for a complete meal.’ – Mitchel

- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This has become a regular meal in our house.’ – Katie

- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Absolutely delicious! I was pleasantly surprised that little seasoning was needed. I was tempted to add a little ‘All Seasoning’ but it was not necessary. I normally take a photo but the family and I devoured it and there is none left. I would definitely make this again.’ – Debbie

- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I used both sweet and hot Spanish pimenton, also some cinnamon, and cooked it slow and long. Good flavour’ – Julia

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Have you made these Spanish Beans? Let me know in the comments!

My husband recently returned from a trip to Almeria in Andalusia, southeastern Spain. He was raving about the beans in tomato sauce that he had and said that they were an amazing vegan option.

I’ve tried to recreate them here, but this is definitely an adaptable Spanish stew dish. If you like things spicy, then go for a hotter paprika, if you like them sweeter then use a sweet/smoky paprika. You could even add a tiny pinch of cinnamon for another flavour dimension.

You can serve these Spanish beans as tapas alongside olives, bread and , perhaps with a few Spanish beers or a big jug of sangria!

I tend to have it simply served with fresh crusty bread to mop up those fragrant juices. You can also serve it as Spanish Beans and Rice, by serving it on a bed of… rice.

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If you’re looking for other gluten free vegan main meals, try my portobello or .

Step 1: cook the onion and garlic in a pan until soft.

Step 2:add the bay leaves and paprika.

Step 3: stir well and cook for one minute.

Step 4: add the canned tomatoes and white beans .

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Step 5: simmer the Spanish bean stew for 15 minutes until thick.

Step 6: add the spinach and stir into the Spanish beans to wilt, then serve.

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Vegan Spanish Beans with Tomatoes

These vegan gluten-free Spanish beans are packed with flavour, but are so easy to make in less than 20 minutes with just 7 ingredients! Perfect served with rice or fresh bread and only 125 calories per serving.

- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped

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- 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika pimenton dulce - or hot paprika if you like it spicy

- 2 cans butter beans 400ml/14oz , drained and rinsed

- 2 cans plum tomatoes 400ml/14oz

- 2 large handfuls spinach roughly chopped

- In a large saucepan, heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry, stirring continuously, for 3-5 minutes until translucent but not browned.

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- Add the garlic, paprika and bay leaves and fry for a further minute.

- Add the beans and tomatoes. Stir and break up the tomatoes a bit, then season with salt and pepper. Stir well and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, checking regularly so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

- As it finishes, stir the spinach through to wilt.

- Serve hot or cold, as tapas or a side dish, sprinkled with the fresh parsley.

Vegan Spanish Beans with Tomatoes

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Calories 125 Calories from Fat 18

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutritional information provided is approximate and is created with online calculators. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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Spanish Beans with Tomatoes {+ Recipe Video}

This was a really good dish, but I added some additional spices. The texture was great. I served it over brown rice with Naan.

These Spanish beans were so simple and easy to make, and not to mention delicious. I made the naan bread suggested in the post and that was quick simple and went perfect with the beans. I surly will be making this again and again for my family. Oh, today was my first official day as a vegan, what a way to start off… Thank you so much for this recipe.

Really delicious recipe! I used tinned cherry tomatoes to add a little bit of sweetness, a splash of red wine vinegar and sprinkled fresh basil on to serve ????????

This is a great dish to start in the pan then put in the slow cooker. I use it as a base for Cod, Haddock or Hake with a lemon and herb crumb.

Such a hearty and comforting dish that’s so full of flavor.

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I love this recipe! It’s one the whole family gobble up!

I’m a big fan of Spanish food and love how they cook beans, especially those big white beans as you use here. Looks tasty and much as I remember from my time in Spain.

These beans are over-the-top delicious! I love to have this as an appetizer with a crusty loaf of bread or serve as mixed with sausage and over rice as a dinner.

Love me these Spanish beans! We eat a lot of different kinds of legumes at home. Delish.

I love the easy step by step images for this recipe. The pictures are beautiful throughout. Great recipe!

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This is a total comfort food win! My whole family love this with rice!

Mine turned out a bit “creamier” but i think it’s because some of my beans burst during soaking then I cooked them in the slow cooker while I was at work so I could be ready to make this for dinner this evening. All that being said, DELICIOUS thank you for this great recipe!

We use smoked paprika in our cabbage rolls, and this has a very similar taste. I make this for the parents when they come over. Something they don’t usually make, but not so full of foreign spices that they won’t came back over for supper. ????

I made this tonight. Very nice, very easy. A great way to get some more beans in our diet. I added some frozen peas and used frozen spinach because I didn’t have any fresh on hand which means a whole meal I can put together even if I have few fresh ingredients. Thanks.

This looks completely epic!!! I have put the ingredients on my shopping list for next week, cant wait!! Thanks for the inspo xxx

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