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White Bean and Butter Bean Soup

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


White Bean and Butter Bean Soup is a simple dish of cannellini beans, butter beans and spinach cooked in a simple flavourful broth with pork jowls and anchovies.


Units Scale
  • 250 g pork jowl, cubed
  • 400 g can cannellini beans
  • 400 g can butter beans
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • 3 pcs shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 pcs anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • oil


  1. Generously season pork jowls with salt.
  2. In a pot heat oil to its smoking point then brown pork jowls on all sides.
  3. Lower the heat then add shallots and garlic, cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add anchovies then cook for a few seconds or until pungent aroma is released.
  5. Pour chicken stock bring to boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add cannellini beans and butter beans, cook for 10 more minutes.
  7. Add the spinach mix well then simmer for 2 more minutes.
  8. Taste, season freshly ground black pepper, chilli flakes and with salt if needed.
  9. Turn off the heat and serve while hot.