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Chorizo, Stew

Chorizo, Chilli & Chickpea Casserole

I hope everyone is currently enjoying the festive period. Things have been a bit hectic at Recipe Tests Towers over the past week but here’s a lovely warming stew that you can have rustled up in no time – well, about half an hour. I took the recipe from a book I was given for Christmas called 1001 One Pot, Casseroles, Soups & Stews which is from the guys at LoveFood. It’s recipe number 180 for those who are super keen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 225g chorizo sausage
  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can of chickpeas, drained
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Handful of rocket leaves
  • 4 tbsp roughly chopped basil for garnish

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot and fry the onion over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add  the capsicum, garlic and chilli flakes and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
  3. Chop the chorizo into bite sized chunks and stir into the casserole.
  4. Add the tomatoes and chickpeas and then season with salt and pepper
  5. Bring the mix to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes or so.
  6. When ready to serve, stir in the rocket and serve.

    Bubbling in the pot...

    Bubbling in the pot…

This took me about an hour to do but I wasn’t really paying attention, I know it could have easily been done in half an hour which makes it great as a mid week warmer for a family of 4. The recipe in the book says to serve with rice which I imagine would be lovely, we however went for oven chips (McCain Home Fries) which we all thought were great. All in all this is a simple, tasty and warming casserole that I think the whole family would love – you can always alter the amount of chilli in it but a teaspoon in this amount I think created a lovely level of spice without being overpowering.

Dinner is served

Dinner is served

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