Chorizo & Green Bean Ragù

Chorizo & Green Bean Ragù - Fab Food 4 All

You may or may not be following my social media but if you do you will have seen my various fruit and vegetable bargains which I have been enjoying by just changing the time I go shopping. The result has been that we are eating a diet packed full of vegetables as lunchtimes tend to be veggie soups and dinnertimes are geared around what vegetables I have to hand. So my Chorizo & Green Bean Ragù was born as I had a packet of stringless green beans, a green pepper and some chorizo that needed using up! I hope I haven’t upset any Italians by calling this a ragù as Chorizo is Spanish so this dish is a fusion of cuisines!

I served the ragù on a bed of spaghetti and it went down extremely well with the whole family. Quik,, tasty, delicious and nutritious, what more could you want from a dish?

Chorizo & Green Bean Ragù - Fab Food 4 All

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A fusion of Italian and Spanish cuisine, Chorizo & Green Bean Ragù is a really quick and tasty meal perfect for a midweek family meal.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 175g Green beans (I used stringless), slice diagonally
  • 1 Green pepper, chopped
  • 150g Cooking chorizo, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 tblsp Tomato paste
  • 150 mls water
  • 390g Carton tomatoes with onion & garlic
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 350g Spaghetti or pasta shapes
  • Chopped parsley to garnish (optional)
  1. Heat the oil in a wok style pan and fry the chorizo until golden.
  2. Add the beans, green pepper and fry for a couple of minutes, stirring.
  3. Add the tomatoes with onion & garlic, tomato paste, water and ground pepper.
  4. Bring to the boil then lower to a simmer for 20 minutes until the beans are tender.
  5. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti or pasta according to instructions.
  6. Serve the ragù on a bed of pasta and garnish with chopped parsley if using.

Chorizo & Green Bean Ragù - Fab Food 4 All

Coco didn’t seem impressed with this dish as she doesn’t like spicy food!

For more green bean recipe inspiration you might like to check out these dishes:

Tagliatelle With Avocado And Spinach ‘Pesto’, French Beans & Slow-Roast Tomatoes – The Veg Space

Saya Ingen Shira-ae | Green Beans with a Tofu, Miso & Sesame Dressing – Kavey Eats

French Bean, Tomato & Cumin Salad – Lancashire Food

Miso Potato Salad – Fuss Free Flavours

Fava Beans with Rice – Little Sunny Kitchen

Linguine con Verdure – A Mummy Too

As this dish uses seasonal stringless green beans I’m entering it into Simple and in Season run by Ren Behan as well as Extra Veg which is run by Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy and being hosted by Jen’s Food this month. Finally I’m entering Pasta Please run by Tinned Tomatoes and this month hosted by A Mummy Too.

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Chorizo & Green Bean Ragù, so quick and delicious! - Fab Food 4 All

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  1. Amy Fidler

    Yummy,love the look and sound of this x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy:-)

  2. Lisa Williams

    Such a great twist on a classic, I sometimes get bored of the everyday things like chilli or casserole so its great to throw a few new things in there to perk it up 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa;-)

  3. Emily Leary

    What a great result! Looks and sounds delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s a favourite here now;-)

  4. Old Fat Guy

    I love chorizo and I love beans. This looks great.

    The Old Fat Guy

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it works so well:-)

  5. Angie Hoggett

    This looks delicious, I love Chorizo!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Angie:-)

  6. Paul Wilson

    Might go well with courgetti at this time of year.

    1. Camilla

      I think I’m the last person to try courgetti!

  7. Elizabeth

    Spaghetti is such a comfort food meal for me, and your recipe sounds lovely! MMm!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth:-)

  8. Jacqueline Meldrum

    Oh that looks super tasty Camilla, I could try it with sliced veggie sausages. Bet it would be good and go down a treat.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacqueline, yes veggie sausages and some chilli would work great:-)

  9. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Ooh I love meals like this, can’t beat a good pasta dish. I’ve never used green beans on my spaghetti though, will definitely be trying that as I usually just boil or steam then – nowhere near as exciting 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, I’m sure you could do something similar with some Quorn and spices:-)

  10. Heather Haigh

    A recipe that sounds lovely and rich for the tastebuds but frugal for the pocket.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather;-)

  11. Jacqueline Roberts

    That looks so delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jacqueline:-)

  12. Pooja khanna

    Definitely a wonderful and delicious health food I must give a try 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Pooja:-)


    I love your bargain posts! I used to go when I has guinea pigs and a pet rabbit I used to stock up on their favourites especially green beans! I love chorizo – I only ever cook it with paella though so this would make a nice change. Im going to have to go and get some whoopsies to experiment with 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Whoopsies Danielle?

  14. Ursula Hunt

    This sounds great , the chirozo will add a lovely spicy taste

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula, yes it’s a great way to get added flavour into a dish:-)

  15. Joanne T Ferguson

    I love ragu! Yours looks delicious and love your photo! Pinned and shared!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Joanne:-)

  16. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    I had beef ragu last night with courgetti. I really like the idea of adding chorizo to change it up and give it a Spanish twist.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jemma, yes Chorizo is so great for adding flavour:-)

  17. Anne

    I often make that Spanish / Italian fusion, I think the flavours just always merge so well!

    Yoru ragu looks delicious, I love spaghetti so its good to discover a new variation!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Anne:-)

  18. Jacqueline Roberts

    great photo

  19. Vicki

    What a colourful plateful! This looks delicious Camilla, as always. I’ll be pointing my boyfriend this way- he loves any type of ragu but he’s never made one with chorizo before.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Vicki, lucky you having a boyfriend who’ll cook for you!

  20. Prateek

    Love chorizo, interesting combination with green beans. What is the wine used in the pairing?

    1. Camilla

      Oh Prateek, you’ve outed me, how embarrassing! I’m allergic to wine so this was blackcurrant squash LOL:-) I just play at being grown up!

  21. Maya Russell

    Looks really tasty. We have some green beans ready so a timely, in-season recipe too.

    1. Camilla

      Fab Maya:-)

  22. Diana

    You gave me an idea of what to cook for dinner tomorrow! As I need something that is quick but delicious. and thank you for linking to my Fava beans recipe x

    1. Camilla

      Great Diana:-)

  23. Platter Talk

    This beautiful ragu looks completely delicious; thanks for doing this one!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, very kind:-)

  24. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    Truly love the addition of the chorizo. Gives it just the right spice.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter, it really does make a quick and tasty meal:-)

  25. Kavey

    Necessity and the random contents of ones larder are surely the mother of invention! Looks lovely!

    1. Camilla

      A lovely way with word you have Kavey:-)

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