Mixed Bean Stew

Just a quick recipe post today. This is my absolute favourite dinner, I also call it nothing left in the fridge as the ingredients are all cupboards staples. It is so easy to make and is full of fibre and protein. As I’m a vegetarian there is no meat in this but you can add some shredded chicken or some smoked rashers!



400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

400g tin of butterbeans/mixed beans, drained and rinsed

500g carton of passata

½ onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic

1 tsp smoked paprika

Some dried chilli flakes (I like it spicy but add to your taste!)

½ cup of frozen vegetables (peas, mixed vegetables, broccoli)

½ cup tinned sweetcorn

1 tbsp coconut oil

Couscous to serve


Heat the oil in the pan. Add in chilli, garlic and onion and fry till soft and translucent. Add the spices and fry for another minute or two. Now add the frozen vegetables, tins of beans and the passata.

While you are bringing your stew to the boil get your couscous ready in a large bowl. Add some turmeric and raisins for flavour and taste. Set the couscous aside and reduce the stew to a simmer. Now add your tinned sweetcorn.  Let the whole pot simmer away for 5 minutes.

Season and serve on a bed of couscous with the addition of some more chilli flakes if you like!


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