Bean Stew


I was surprised by this stew! It was just going to be a good, filling mid-week meal but it turned out to be one of the best-tasting ones I’ve ever made!


2 onions chopped

3 garlic cloves finely chopped

1/2 inch piece of ginger chopped 

1 1/2 large carrots finely diced

1 tin of kidney beans drained and rinsed

1 tin of cannellini beans drained and rinsed

2 tins of chopped tomatoes

1 Tbsp tomato purée 

1 1/2 vegetable stock cubes crumbled

1/4 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

Cook the onions, garlic and ginger in your favourite vegetable oil in a pan with the lid on until they are soft, 5 minutes or so. Add the carrots and cook for another 5 minutes.

Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, spices, stock cube and cocoa powder. Let this simmer for about 30 minutes. If it starts to stick add a little water.

Finally add the beans and warm through for 5 minutes. We ate ours with rice and peas.


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