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Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Chorizo, butter bean and spinach stew ... so warming

Feed the whole family with this rich, warming stew. It's simple to rustle up from scratch and takes just half an hour. The combination of flavoursome chorizo and tangy tomato sauce is sure to please.

Serves Four
130g diced chorizo
½ tbsp olive oil 
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 rosemary sprigs, leaves picked
2 x 400g tins butter beans, drained
400g tin chopped tomatoes
600ml chicken stock
200g spinach
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
crusty bread, or lower carb bread to serve (optional)

You can see choices for lower carb bread details here

1. In a large pan, fry the chorizo in the olive oil over a medium heat for 2-3 mins. Add the onion and cook for 10 mins, adding the garlic and rosemary for the final 2 mins.
2. Add the butter beans, tomatoes and stock. Bring to a gentle simmer, then cover and cook for 10 mins.
3. Stir in the spinach and most of the parsley, until the spinach is just wilted. 
4. Season to taste.
5. Spoon the stew into bowls and scatter over the remaining parsley.
6. Optional - serve with crusty or lower carb bread for mopping up the sauce.

Recipe Tips
i) If there is just two of you, you can make as described above and then save half for the next day, just heat it through and serve with mashed swede or potatoes. 
ii) For a vegetarian alternative, you could replace chorizo with 2 tsp smoked paprika, the chicken stock with veggie stock and double the garlic.

Per Serving: - Fat 12g Protein 15.9g Carbohydrate 23.6g
Please see original recipe here

~ enjoy your Autumn days ~

You will find a variety of recipes and articles within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


William Kendall said...

I would have to pass. I dislike any kind of bean.

Jo said...

It looks lovely but I'd have to leave the butter beans out, something I'm really not keen on.

Chatty Crone said...

That really looks so good!

Tom said...

...look good for a cold winter dinner.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Recipe looks good!
A warm stew recipe list will make winter better. Thank you!

Christine said...

My kind of stew yum

Shari Burke said...

I bet it tastses as good as it looks! And leftovers--always happy to have leftovers :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks not only warming, also very good!

Elephant's Child said...

Hooray for stews. And thanks for including the vegetarian option.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing.
Take care, enjoy your day!

The Happy Whisk said...

Ohhhh, beans. I LOVE BEANS!!!!

linda said...

This sounds yummy I've saved it for later.

Mary Kirkland said...

I've been staying away from beans because I thought they were high in carbs. Are butter beans low in carbs?

Bob Bushell said...

Warming in the winter Jan.

happyone said...

That sure looks tasty!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Mary Kirkland said...
I've been staying away from beans because I thought they were high in carbs. Are butter beans low in carbs?

Hello Mary, many thanks for your comment and question.

Beans and legumes
Beans and legumes can provide many health benefits, including reduced inflammation and heart disease risk. While they are quite high in carbs, they also contain a fair amount of fibre. Depending on your personal tolerance and daily carb allowance, you may be able to include small amounts on a low carb diet, which is what Eddie and I do.

This link provides more information about the nutritional facts, including carb count in butter beans

Hope this helps.

All the best Jan

Bill said...

Looks good for a dreary rainy day like it is here.

NanaDiana said...

That sounds like a really hearty, comforting dish~xo Diana

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Margaret D said...

Looks great.

Iris Flavia said...

Something warming sounds very good.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser deliciosa esta sopa.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

roughterrain crane said...

I've never used spinach for stew. Thanks for your good information.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Stew is great when the weather gets colder.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Yes, it's getting to this time of year when this would be a fabulous meal to come home to!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jan :=)

This looks so good, and is my kind of food.
All the best.

CJ Kennedy said...

Getting to be soup and stew weather.

neuriwoman said...

Un plato muy fuerte para entrar en calor en el invierno, un beso

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Perfect soup for fall weather and hopefully we will be enjoying some cooler temps.

Teresa said...

Muy buena receta, tal vez algún día lo hago. Besos.

Martha said...

That looks really delicious!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

What's not to like about this? And we are entering the soup season now. We made ham and potato soup yesterday - delicious!

Conniecrafter said...

that looks like another good meal for a cold day, our weather has turned very cold, they said it is what we usually get in January, YUCK!