Thursday, May 28, 2009

Smoky baked beans & chorizo

Want dinner ready in 18mins?

I've got just the recipe for you thanks to Donna Hay. (To make it vegeterian just omit the chroizo).

Smoky Baked Beans & Chorizo
from Donna Hay's

olive oil
1 onion, diced
300g chorizo, sliced
400g lima or butter beans, drained and rinsed
400ml tomato passata
1/2cup (125ml) beef stock
1/2tsp smoked sweet paprika
cracked pepper
1/2cup flatleaf parsley leaves

Heat oil in fry pan over medium heat and cook onion and chorizo for 5mins or until browned.
Add beans, passata, beef stock and smoked sweet paprika and simmer for 8mins.
Stir through pepper and parsley and remove from heat.
Serve with buttered bread.

ease: 5/5.
prep time: 5mins.
cooking time: 13mins.
total: 18mins.

taste: 3/5. The paprika brought the heat, but hardly any smokiness for me. The tomatoes were vibrant and the more powerful flavour whilst the beans added a nice creminess and texture. I reduced the parsley to 1/4c and felt it was quite noticable at the end of each mouthful. I also substitued the beef stock for half a vegetable stock cube and an extra 100ml of tomato passata.

would I make it again: No - Ryan didn't really like it.