This is a lovely low-carb one-pot #TheFridayRecipe supper dish that is really tasty, filling and easy to make, especially if you use pre-cooked butter beans and red peppers. The butter beans contain about 13g/100g of carbohydrate and the whole dish, which serves 4, is around 335 calories/portion.
- A jar of Spanish Judion butter beans or 100g dried butter beans soaked overnight and then cooked according to the instructions on the pack, or a 400g can of pre-cooked ones
- 2 tablespoons of light olive oil
- A jar of red piquillo peppers or a fresh red pepper, sliced
- 1 tablespoon of pitted green olives
- 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed to a paste
- 190g pack of baby chorizo sausages or whole chorizo, sliced
- 2 sticks of celery, string removed, chopped into 3cm chunks
- 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes and a tablespoon of tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon of sherry vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of sweet (dulce) paprika
- Salt and black pepper
I make this in a large round, shallow cast-iron casserole or you could cook this in a sautée pan and then transfer it to an ovenproof dish.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C.
- Heat the oil in the pan or casserole over a gentle heat. Add the onion and cook for about 8 minutes or so until soft and translucent.
- Add the chorizo sausages and colour each side, a little fat should render into the pan, the beans will soak it up and taste delicious.
- Stir in the celery and garlic, cook for another couple of minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sherry vinegar, paprika, beans and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
- Cover and pop the casserole into the oven for about an hour. The sauce should have thickened nicely and the sausages cooked through. Taste and adjust for seasoning, add a little more salt and pepper if necessary.
- Add the sliced red peppers and the olives. Cover and pop it back into the oven for another 15 minutes. Serve with a light dusting of paprika.
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