Today I am making my lazy cook's Five Bean Chilli using Napolina beans. Tinned beans are a main staple in our home. They are convenient, nutritious and versatile plus I think they taste good too!
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 carton of passata
2 chopped onions
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 teaspoons Gourmet Garden chilli
2 teaspoons Gourmet Garden coriander
1 can of Napolina butter beans
1 can of Napolina kidney beans
1 can of Napolina chick peas
1 can of brown lentils
1 can of Napolina cannelini beans
4 oz sliced mushrooms
1/4 pt of vegetable stock
(You can throw a bag of Quorn Mince into the pot an hour before serving if you like.)
Literally throw it all in at 10am after the school run is done.
Serve it with rice and creme fraiche at 5pm when the kids are back home and hungry! It's easy to make, nutritious, delicious and warming in this cold weather.
I was sent a selection of Napolina beans but the recipe is my own. Napolina beans are priced at 79p a tin and are available from all good stockists.