Quick Chorizo and Mixed Bean Stew with Flatbread recipe

A great recipe for using up any stale bits of bread you may have lying around. It’s full of flavour, too, with very little effort.


  • 2 naan breads (you could use pitta, flatbread, pizza base, ciabatta etc.)
  • 100g chorizo
  • 50g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 large red chilli
  • 1 tin of mixed beans (200g)
  • Olive oil


  1. Chop the chorizo into chunks, removing the skin if there is any.

  2. Slice the chilli in half and using the blunt edge of a knife, scrape the seeds out. Finely chop.

  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the tomato puree and cook it out for a few minutes.

  4. Add the chorizo to the puree and fry for a few minutes. Once slightly browned, add the cherry tomatoes and cook for another few minutes until they begin to pop. You can peel the tomatoes before you put them in, or if you prefer, use half a tin of chopped tomatoes.

  5. Add the tin of mixed beans, drained of water, and stir well. Simmer everything together for five minutes.

  6. Whilst the chorizo stew is simmering, heat a griddle pan and lightly griddle the naan breads for a minute each side.

  7. Serve the chorizo stew spread over the top of the naan breads and sprinkle with the chilli to serve.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Quick Chorizo and Mixed Bean Stew with Flatbread Review by Roberto on 23rd June 2011:

My girlfriend's father made it me. It was yum. What you failed to mention is that it's healthy too.

Obviously all the tomatoes are full of vitamin C whilst the beans are high in protein. And, although the chorizo might be quite fatty, the chilli should speed up your metabolism to burn it all off.

This is the food of Gods.