Spanish meatball & butter bean stew

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(143 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 3

This hearty one-pot is full of Mediterranean flavour, with pork, red onion, peppers and smoked paprika - an impressive 4 of your 5 a day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal435
  • fat15g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre12g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 350g lean pork mince
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 peppers, sliced, any colour will do
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pep-iz

    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can butter beans, drained
  • 2 tsp golden caster sugar
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Season the pork, working the seasoning in with your hands, then shape into small meatballs. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the meatballs and cook for 5 mins, until golden brown all over. Push to one side of the pan and add the onion and peppers. Cook for a further 5 mins, stirring now and then, until the veg has softened, then stir in the garlic and paprika. Stir everything around in the pan for 1 min, then add the tomatoes. Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 mins.

  2. Uncover, stir in the beans, the sugar and some seasoning, then simmer for a further 10 mins, uncovered. Just before serving, stir in the parsley. Serve with crusty bread for dunking, if you like.

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jeanius
8th Feb, 2015
5.05
really tasty, didn't change a think. My mince was a 500g pack though, just meant there were more meatballs to go round.
eriao871
26th Jan, 2015
Really nice recipe. I like it with lots of salt (although I really like salty foods), and a piece of baguette. Delicious!
Frantic Flapjack
16th Dec, 2014
4.05
A really good midweek meal when people are coming home at different times. Reheats easily. A good winter stew.
Annie17
27th Nov, 2014
Very disappointed with this recipe. The meat was dry and tasteless and the sauce watery. I followed the instructions carefully, but obviously did something wrong along the way!
scaaty
24th Nov, 2014
5.05
Really good, cheap, quick to prepare and very easy. We had it with mash and it made four decent portions with a bit left over. Reheats beautifully and tastes even better the second day! I think it tastes pretty good cold as well.

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