MADE IN MINUTES – Breakfast Beans with Chorizo

It has been so busy around here, lots of cooking and baking as usual as well as end of term school activities and finally for the beginning of the summer holidays the sun has decided to shine! YAY!!

After a few too many parties, Sunday morning last week was greeted with great relief. No rush to get dressed and out of the house, no where to be, just time to potter and enjoy the morning. Not wanting the stress of cooking a big breakfast but after a delicious weekend treat I decided on making a recipe of my husbands. Its usually one he makes on the weekend and we all devour but he’s away at the moment so it was my first attempt and it was so easy and so, so very good. A perfect made in minutes – simple ingredients turned speedily into mouth watering meal.

So here is the recipe:

1 tin baked beans ( yup, good old heinz)
1 tin full of water
2 shallots, finely diced
150-200g chorizo, cut into chunks
Olive oil, salt and pepper and paprika to taste.

Pour a little olive oil into a medium sized pan and heat. Add the shallots and sauté for a minute before adding the chopped chorizo. Cook for a couple of minutes so that the chorizo juices start to ooze into the pan but not for too long or the chorizo begins to blacken (and you don’t want that!).
Add your tin of beans, fill with water and add that to the pan also. Bring to the boil and then lower the heat to a slow simmer. Add salt and pepper and paprika ( if you have a good chorizo, you don’t really need to add paprika, sometimes though if there is not much spice to for chorizo a little paprika helps give that sweet spicy flavor, just a little I’d suggest) to taste and continue to simmer until almost all of the liquid has reduced and the beans are nice and soft.

Serve your beans on toasted sourdough bread and top with chopped flat leaf parsley.

Its a great brunch dish and I love that this quick conversion turns a can of beans into a delicious meal. It has even been a hit with a few baked bean dislikers we know, so give it a try. Of course if your not a chorizo fan there are loads of other alternatives to what you could add. I haven’t tried it yet, but I think these would be great with grilled haloumi too!

Hope you enjoy, I did.


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