Fast Food – Butter Bean & Chorizo Stew

This comforting stew from BBC Good Food is quickly becoming a staple favourite in our household – mostly because it uses just four simple ingredients and can be on the table in around fifteen minutes.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 200g chorizo
  • 2 x 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x 400g drained butter beans
  • 1 tub fresh pesto


  • Slice up your chorizo and fry in a saucepan over a medium heat (you don’t need to add any oil to the pan as there’s sufficient tasty fat in the chorizo to cook with).
  • After about 5 minutes, add the tomatoes and the drained butter beans to the pan, bring it to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Take it off the heat and swirl through your pesto
  • Season lightly and serve


It’s delicious on it’s own but for some extra carbs I add a wholemeal wrap or pitta bread.  If I’ve got any in, I also like to add some fresh spinach and dried chilli flakes.