These days we are juggling to vary our recipes with what we may have at home. That is why I bring you a spoon dish, which without pretensions or complications ends up being a very tasty stew.

We do it using cooked white beans that can be canned, and we mix them with squid. Both ingredients are mild in flavor, and marry perfectly. You provide the intensity of the flavor with the peppers and with the use of a good concentrated tomato sauce.

This recipe came about as a result of a challenge that we launched in our kitchen group - they challenged me to make a dish incorporating several of the ingredients on this list. You can see that the challenge is fulfilled. Now it's your turn: I dare you to join the group if you want to learn lots of cooking tricks and recipes, and have a good time too, because I haven't seen another group more willing to participate, collaborate, help and enjoy as that I see in Cooking with Claudia&Julia (I take this opportunity now to thank all of you who do every day of that meeting place, such a pleasant and appetizing place to be!)

Beans stewed in cocotte


  • 500 gr of cooked white beans (canned)
  • 400 gr of squid (whole or squid rings)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Sun-dried tomato in oil (6 or 8 pieces of sun-dried tomato)*
  • 5 tablespoons of concentrated natural tomato
  • 80 ml dry white wine
  • 150ml water
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

*I like the dried tomato a lot to intensify the flavor of the dish, but if you don't have it, omit it.


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion. Clean and chop the peppers.
  2. We put our cocotte* to heat over low heat, and put a few generous tablespoons of oil.
  3. Add the onion and fry over low heat. When it begins to brown, add the peppers and cook over low heat until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, we clean and chop the squid. We remove the bag of ink and beak and thoroughly clean the squid, in case of using it whole. We cut the wings and tentacles and we cut it until we make rings of its body, and we can cut these too. In case of using squid rings, we cut obtaining large squares, one centimeter, more or less regular.
  5. When the vegetables are tender, add the squid, turn up the heat to medium so that the cocotte comes back to temperature and let it reduce a bit for a couple of minutes. We season.
  6. We introduce the dry tomato cut into small pieces, mix and introduce the concentrated natural tomato. Mix and let it cool for about three or four more minutes.
  7. Add the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate.
  8. Add the water, stir and lower the heat to a minimum. Let it cook over low heat for about 20 or 25 minutes.
  9. When there is little water left, add the white beans, previously drained and cleaned of the canned juice. Stir to distribute evenly, leave in the cocotte for a few more minutes and remove from heat.

Beans in cocotte

The truth is that it results in a very tasty spoon dish, and full of energy. At the moment it is delicious, but if you have any leftovers you will see the next day how the settled flavors turn it into another different dish, drier and really delicious beans.

*This recipe is an ideal cocotte recipe, which you can make both in the traditional round cocotte , and in the pot type , it will promote the circulation of juices and liquids. By not incorporating a lot of liquid or large amounts of food, you could also make it in the Balti Dish . In any case, the heat and naturalness of the iron and some time to make a little chup chup will make a delicious dish.

Recipe of beans in cocotte


Mayra said:

Riquísimas! Las hice en su día y se ha convertido en un plato imprescindible de legumbres en casa.

Maria Jose Rovira said:

Las hice el martes, estan espectaculares. Fáciles de hacer y cona ensaladita tienes ya una comida

emilia said:

Hola yo ya estoy suscrita pero me gustaría recibir el libro de recetas. Muchas gracias.

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Claudia&Julia said:

Hola Rosa Mari,
Te hemos enviado el libro de recetas al correo electrónico que nos has dejado :)
Muchas gracias y un saludo.

Rosa Mari said:

Me gustaria recibir el libro de recetas

Rosa Mari said:

Me gustaria recibir el libro de recetas

Celia said:

Cuando lo cocine y saboree, comentaré cómo me ha salido,gracias

Ricardo said:

Buena pinta. Yo he probado introduciendo espinaca y en el último segundo salmón ahumado y queda también muy rico.

Josep Garsot said:

Yo lo he probado con sepia y garbanzos, lo demás todo exactamente igual. El resultado espectacular. Lo recomiendo por lo simple y económico que resulta.

Claudia said:

Hola Angela, Veo que est´s suscrita y deberías haberlo recibido, tal vez lo tengas en spam. En cualquier caso, te lo mandamos de nuevo al mail que nos has dejado. Un saludo!

Claudia said:

La verdad es que salen muy sabrosas. Gracias Rufino!

rufino paz neira said:

Tiene muy buena pinta.Sencilla y sabrosa

Angela said:

Me gustaría recibir el libro de recetas. Gracias

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