400g of dried borlotti beans, or 1 400g can of borlotti beans, rinsed and drained
1 400g can of diced tomatoes
300g chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of fresh thyme leaves
175ml red wine
1 tablespoon of Flannerys Own Certified Organic olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1.Soak the beans overnight in plenty of fresh water. If you don’t have the time you can choose the canned variety but dried beans tend to have more flavour and texture.
2.After the beans have soaked, drain and add to a pan of boiling water.
3.Boil for approximately an hour until they have cooked all the way through.
4.Heat a tablespoon of Flannerys Own Certified Organic olive oil then add the chorizo.
5.Fry until the fat in the chorizo renders down and the sausage begins to brown.
6.Add the onion and lower the heat, cook for 5 minutes.
7.Add the garlic and fry for a further 2-3 minutes.
8.Then add the wine and reduce.
9.Add the tomatoes, thyme, salt and pepper and reduce for 5 minutes.
10.Add the beans and cook on a low heat for 15-20 minutes. Make sure to not overcook to the point where the beans dissolve into a brown paste.
11.Serve with grated parmesan cheese and doorsteps of fresh crusty bread. Delicious!