Bean and sausage stew

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    1 day 1 hour 15 min

    This lovely bean and sausage stew is hearty and warming on a cold winter night. Enjoy with a baked potato or over some hot buttered toast.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 5 

    • 400g large white beans
    • 1.5L water
    • 1 teaspoon stock granules
    • 6 allspice berries
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 medium onions, diced
    • 200g Polish kielbasa sausage or smoked bacon, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
    • 1 tablespoon lard
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • fresh parsley, to garnish

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1day soaking  ›  Ready in:1day1hr15min 

    1. Rinse the beans and place them in warm water to soak for 24 hours.
    2. The next day, drain the beans and set aside. Add the 1.5L of water, stock granules, spices and bay leaves and simmer for 45 minutes.
    3. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and sausage. Add to the beans and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato purée.
    4. Continue cooking the stew. Meanwhile, melt the lard over medium heat, add the flour and mix well. Cook for 2 to3 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add to the stew and mix well. Season to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley.

    Tip

    Large butter beans would work well in this dish.

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