Butterbean & Chorizo Hotpot


by: This Little Piggy Loves Food

As I have mentioned, probably several times, I follow the 5:2 diet. I am a creature of habit however I do sometimes get a little bored of the endless soup, stir fries and salmon that I eat on "2" days and so I decided it was time to try something new. This is a recipe which I found in the Daily Mail and it took around 30 minutes.


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serves: 2

30g chorizo, finely chopped

1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped

2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed

1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp smoked paprika

pinch of sugar

Salt and pepper

Handful of coriander, roughly chopped, to serve

Nutrition Facts
Butterbean & Chorizo Hotpot

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 114

  • Total Fat: 6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.2 mg
  • Sodium: 364.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  •     Sugars: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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1.  Heat a medium-sized pan and gently fry the chorizo to release it's colour, oil and flavour.

2.  Add the onion and garlic and cook gently until they have softened (about 5 minutes).

3.  Add the butter beans, tomatoes, tomato puree, paprika and sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4.  Add 2 tablespoons of water or a little more, if the pan starts to look a little dry.

5.  Finally serve between 2 bowls with some chopped coriander.

6.  This comes to a total of 249 calories per portion - I weighed the two bowls so I made sure each portion was equal. As I was sharing it with my daughter, Arabella, she added some crusty bread and goat's cheese to bulk out her portion. I really enjoyed it - it certainly did not feel like diet food and was really tasty and filling. Arabella was not so keen - too many onions - but it wasn't the worst thing she had eaten apparently!!

7.  Don't scrimp on the coriander, it really makes the dish. A great recipe for a "2" day.

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