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Spanish....Baked Beans & Sausages!
20 September 2017 @ 15:39


During my student days one of my all time favourite meals was beans and sausages on toast, although I must admit it they were the Heinz tinned baked beams and sausages, God I loved those sausages, absolutely no goodness to them, but I just loved them all the same. To be honest, healthiness never even crossed my mind. But now time has moved on and fortunately I have discovered wonderful dishes in my time here in Spain. But you have no idea how pleased I was when I discovered a natural and flavoursome Spanish version of my all time student favourite! So I thought I would share it with you today, as it is this time of year that something warm and hearty should be on the dinner table for all to enjoy.  It really is quite a simple recipe so you must give it a go!

 

Spanish beans and sausages: Ingredients for 4 people:

400 gr. white beans
8 fresh sausages
200 gr. pumpkin
1 spring onion (Spanish style, or a small onion)
1 leek
2 cloves of garlic
Water
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Parsley


The first thing you need to do is peel the garlic, leek and chives and let them simmer in a pressure cooker (without the lid on) with a little extra virgin olive oil. Chop up the pumpkin and add it in too. Season with salt and cook it all together for about 7- 8 minutes. Remove the vegetables and place them in a blender, pour in a little water and blend it to a puree.

   

 

 

 

Pour the puree back into the pressure cooker, add the beans (which should have been in water over night if they were dried white beans), cover with water and add a pinch of salt. 

 

 

Close the pressure cooker and cook for 10-12 minutes. If you don’t have a pressure cooker you can still cook them but they will take a little longer (45 minutes) to cook, but keep an eye on the water so they don’t dry out too much.  

Another option is if you are in a rush is to buy the beans that are already cooked in a glass jar. If you do this, you only need to add a very little water and cook them on a slow heat for about 8-10 minutes. 

 

Now for the sausages… Brown the sausages on a griddle with a little extra virgin olive oil. Cut them in half and add them to the pot. Stir in on low heat for a couple of minutes and sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley over the top and mix in well. 

 

 

Now serve with a nice piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine!

 Enjoy.



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6 Comments


Falcón said:
20 September 2017 @ 18:01

I love this dish, baked beans and sausages are in the winter or maybe cold in this season.
I love the sausages for example with pisto, tomatoes or also into the bread and griddle.
For drink a good glass red wine!!
LOVE, LOVE AND LOVE!!!



John Hopwood said:
23 September 2017 @ 10:10

From where did you buy the sausages? Any name on the pack?


nicechap said:
24 September 2017 @ 12:30

Less mess if you get the tins from Iceland and they are Heinz beans


crostrad said:
15 October 2017 @ 21:47

Ian, spotted in LLidl this week. Heinz baked beans laced with smoked bacon.Should I give it a go...?


eos_ian said:
15 October 2017 @ 21:56

Never tried them laced with bacon. Why not give them a go and let us know if they are any good! Thanks for reading!


crostrad said:
23 October 2017 @ 00:14

Ian, I was in LLidl all set to buy a can of the beans when I made the mistake of reading the ingredients. "smokey aroma and bits of bacon" Last time I ate something with fake smoke aroma I became hyper active and was not very well - I think we need another test pilot!
This week they had added Heinz beans in Piri Piri sauce(flavour) ...don't even ask!


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