A hearty bean stew or casserole is not only filling and warming, but healthy, too. Find recipes that make the most of dried or tinned kidney beans, butter beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans and even baked beans!
A yummy, smoky stew that's satisfying even in hot weather! This is a light stew, so if you're looking for a hearty winter meal, this one probably isn't for you. Serve with ciabatta for a light snack or with rice for something a little more filling. Don't worry about this being neat, it's messy and rough and easy to cook! And it tastes good!
I use my cataplana to cook this dish, however, you can achieve the same results in a casserole dish. Wonderful and warming stew made with pork, chorizo, tomato and butter beans. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the juices.
Pinto beans, black beans and chickpeas are simmered with sweetcorn, tomatoes and savoury spices. This recipe calls for dried beans, which will need to soak overnight. You could use tinned beans for a shortcut, if you prefer.
Alter the chilli powder amount according to your preference. Peeling the squash is quite difficult, but I have found that a carrot peeler is the most useful tool for this job.
This is a thick and delicious, yet very healthy veggie stew. Even my hubby, who is not a fan of veggies, loves this! Lovely on its own, but also great over rice or a jacket potato!
This is a quick and easy supper, that is lovely and filling, and uses mainly store cupboard ingredients. Serves two hungry people, or any leftovers can be heated up the next day for lunch.
Easy, rich and hearty vegetarian chilli which is a firm favourite with the whole family. We like it best with rice and grated cheese, but it's also good in tortilla wraps or with a jacket potato. Makes a large batch so it's good for a crowd, or freeze half for later.
Here is an easy chilli recipe for the slow cooker, with only a few ingredients and simple spices.
A delicious dish to serve to company. It smells incredibly good as it cooks! Pork shoulder is marinated, then slow cooked with chorizo and haricot beans in a rich tomato and red wine sauce. Make sure you serve with the aioli and lots of crusty bread to mop up the sauce!
This is a very easy and warming stew that is perfect for the slow cooker. Easily tweaked according to your own taste and preferences. You can omit the salmon and have it as a vegetarian meal and adjust the amount of pepper depending on how hot you like it. I put this on in the morning before leaving for work and come home 9 hours later to a yummy dish! Serve with crusty bread or Jamaican sweet bread for extra authenticity.