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3 Easy, Inexpensive And Tasty Butter Bean Recipes

April 30th 2014
By: Melanie

Butter Beans are really healthy, packed full of protein, inexpensive (normally about 45p for a 400g tin) and can be stored away in your cupboard for when you need them. They are delicious eaten on their own or as an accompagnement for most meats, such as grilled sausages, pork chops and most other cooked meats. So we have created 3 easy butter bean recipes you can create simply:

Butter Beans with tomatoes and bacon

 
This is a quick and simple recipe, you can make in minutes, all you will need is:

 
Ingredients

A can of butter beans 400g

3 whizzed up fresh tomatoes

1 Garlic clove (or more if you wish)

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1tbsp Vinegar

Smoked Bacon, three rashers cut into cubes

Red wine vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 tbsp on tomato paste

Fresh Basil if possible

For vegetarians just omit the bacon. If you would like to make it spicy add a chili to the recipe, although the vinegar does give it a lovely sharp taste.

First of all place your tomatoes into a food processor and whizz, then heat up oil into a deep frying pan or casserole. Then place your bacon in the pan until it goes crispy and then add your tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, vinegar and butter beans and cooked for around 5 minutes, sprinkle with fresh basil, season and serve. Delicious.


Paprika, butter bean and sausage stew

Ingredients

A can of butter beans 400g

6 whizzed up fresh tomatoes

1 Garlic clove

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1tbsp Vinegar

Sausages or Chorizo

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 tbsp on tomato paste

Fresh Basil if possible

 
Fry about 2 tsps of smoke Paprika in the oil until it starts to smoke, and then add your sausage, fry and then mash it up with the end of your spatula.

Place your six tomatoes into a food processor and whizz, then heat up oil into a deep frying pan or casserole. Add your tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, butter beans to the pan and cook for around 15 minutes, sprinkle with fresh herbs, season and serve. This makes a great meal on its own.

 

Butter bean and potato mash

If you feel like spicing up your mash potatoes then just follow this recipe:

Potatoes – a good way of calculating the amount of potatoes you will need is by counting 2 medium sized potatoes per person.

Garlic – 1 clove

A tin of 400g of butter beans

Just add all of your ingredients to boiling water, cook until the potatoes are tender and mash with butter, herbs and seasoning to taste – perfect with duck or lamb.