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Beans with octopus
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Beans with octopus

Delicious dish of octopus and beans
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: First dish, Main dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: beans, octopus
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 413kcal


  • 300 g bean
  • 300 g octopus cooked
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • water or broth from cooking the octopus
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt


  • Cook the beans (soaked last night if they are not tender) in cold water. When they break to boil and release the foam, throw the water. Put them back to cook with cold water (mixed with the stock of having cooked the octopus) and salt.
  • If, as the beans cook, they fall short of water you can add more, but always cold. It will take about an hour.
  • While the beans are cooking, cut the vegetables into small cubes: onion, peppers and tomato.
  • Cut the octopus (with scissors) and reserve.
  • When the beans are almost ready, start making the sauté.
  • In a pan with oil brown the onion.
  • Then add the peppers (red and green) and when they are almost ready, add the tomato.
  • When the sauté is ready, add the sweet paprika and sauté well taking care not to burn.
  • Then add the beans and stir carefully so they do not break. If necessary, add a little broth.
  • Finally add the octopus and mix well.



The beans are known as fabas (in Galician) and habas, judías blancas, habichuelas (in Spanish). In Galicia we usually use the term “fabas” and the “Fabas de Lourenzá” that have Protected Geographical Indication are famous. With them I have made this recipe.
For this recipe, cooked beans and octopus can be used, making the recipe very simple. In this case I cooked the beans but I used previously cooked octopus.
I hope you like it.


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 766mg | Potassium: 1325mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2500IU | Vitamin C: 106.4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 4.9mg