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