Butterbean and Veg Stew
by Collette White | 9 June, 2020
Good Afternoon friends! I hope this finds you all well. Another week, another bowl of delicious-ness (if this isn’t a word, it is now!) for you! This time a vegetarian inspired chunky ‘stew’ to warm and fill my families bellies and it does the job perfectly. It’s been a massive hit here, it’s just as good heated up for breakfast or lunch the next day and freezes well. Oh and it is super quick to prepare and make. I hope you love it as much as my family does!
1 tspn oil of choice
1 large brown onion – finely diced
4 cloves garlic – crushed / grated
1 tspn dried thyme leaves
4 large carrots – finely diced
2 long stalks celery – finely diced
extra good pinch salt and pepper
1 ½ cups frozen peas
500ml broth or stock (see notes)
2 x 400g tins butterbeans – drained and rinsed
1 x 400g tin red kidney beans – drained and rinsed
1 large bunch kale – finely shredded
¼ bunch fresh parsley – roughly shredded
Place the oil, onion, garlic and thyme into a large hot saucepan and cook over a medium-high heat until the onion is softened and transparent and the garlic is fragrant – be careful not to burn this.
Add the carrot, celery, salt and pepper and stir over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes until starting to soften.
Add the frozen peas and stir for 1 minute.
Add the passata and broth / stock and stir to combine.
Add the butter beans and red kidney beans, turn heat to high and stir occasionally for 3 minutes.
Lastly add the kale and parsley, stir well and cook for 2 minutes before serving.
Serve as is, or serve with extra fresh herbs sprinkled on top. In this photo I served with homemade ‘garlic and cheese’ toast.
- Chicken, Beef or Vegetable broth will work well in this recipe (I personally used vegetable as my Miss ‘almost’ 16 is Pescatarian)
- Freezes well
Take Care of You,
“If your household is anything like mine, afternoons and evenings can be chaotic with after school sports, homework and extra curricular activities. At the end of a long day the last thing I feel like doing is cooking, yet I know my family need to be fed!”
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“As a Mum of four, I understand what it is like to juggle fulltime work and being a fulltime Mum, whilst wanting to provide a healthy and tasty lunch box for my children that is not going to get sent home without being eaten or have me slaving in the kitchen for hours.”
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