- 4 small sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika, plus extra to serve
A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 1 large onion, chopped
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- splash of Worcestershire sauce (Lancashire sauce is a veggie option)
- 2 x 400g cans mixed beans in water, drained
- 400g chopped tomatoes
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- 4 tbsp light soured cream, to serve
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times with a fork, then cook them in the microwave on High for 8 mins or until soft. Rub with 1 tsp of the paprika, 1 tsp of the oil and some seasoning. Transfer to a baking tray, put in the oven and cook for 10-15 mins until crispy.
Meanwhile, make the beans. Cook the onion in the remaining oil until soft. Add the garlic, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and the remaining paprika, and cook for a further 1-2 mins until sticky. Tip in the beans, tomatoes and a splash of water, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are ready.
Serve the sweet potatoes with the beans on top, a dollop of soured cream and a pinch of paprika, if you like.