Chorizo and Beans

Nothing too fancy here, but a great quick dish with about 2 of your “5 a day” in addition to some meat and beans for all you protein lovers out there. Does stain, of course. You might want to watch out for that… While I’m here, let me just recommend Frugal Feeding for all your tasty-yet-inexpensive feeding needs. And as an added bonus, the author is as prone to sesquipedalianism as I. 😉

(serves 2-3)

100g cubes of chorizo

2 tbsp light olive oil or sunflower oil

1 medium onion, peeled and sliced

1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips (or any other colour, or a mix thereof)

1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed

400g can of chopped tomatoes

400g can of butter beans or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

Optional: pinch of paprika

To serve: warm baguette, rice, pasta…

  1. Put a large frying pan or wok over a medium heat, then fry the chorizo for a couple of minutes until it starts to brown. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside on top of some kitchen towel to soak up the excess fat.
  2. Add the oil, onion and peppers to the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes until they start to soften.
  3. Stir in the crushed garlic then add the tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes then add the drained beans and chorizo and cook for another 3-4 minutes until heated through.

4 thoughts on “Chorizo and Beans

    1. How American (with the “cursing” and the accent in the video)! I would actually qualify it as a Spanish dried sausage, but there you go. I can heartily recommend chorizo and eggs as a dish 😉

    1. Exactly! In keeping with the blog I cited above, this is a very “frugal” meal. I also find that sort of pulse can taste much better than a cheap cut of meat… and you don’t have to worry about just what Lidl have pumped into a chicken/mince to get it looking like *that* for *that* price! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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