Chorizo & barley stew

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

This storecupboard stew with spicy chorizo and tenderstem broccoli makes a great midweek family meal. An easy, hearty option that anyone can whip up

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 432
  • fat 19g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 38g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 25g
  • salt 2.3g


  • ½ tbsp sunflower oil
  • 200g cooking chorizo, thickly sliced
  • 4 banana shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 400g King Edward potatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 90g dried pearl barley
  • 900ml chicken stock
  • 200g Tenderstem broccoli, trimmed
  • 1 lemon, zested and ½ juiced
  • 25g flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Put a large casserole or saucepan over a medium heat, add the oil and chorizo, and fry for 5-7 minutes or until lightly charred. Remove the chorizo with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt, and fry gently for 5-7 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the paprika and potatoes, cook for 1 min more, then add the barley and stock and bring to the boil. Stir well, then reduce the heat and cook for 20 mins. Add the broccoli and cooked chorizo and cook for 2-3 mins with the lid on or until the broccoli is tender.

  2. Meanwhile, finely chop the parsley and garlic, and combine with the lemon zest in a bowl. Set aside.

  3. Stir the lemon juice through the stew and season to taste. Ladle into shallow bowls and top with the fragrant herb and garlic mixture.

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