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Spiced Black eyed Beans and Brisket

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This recipe is really versatile, you can omit the meat for a delicious filling plant based dish or substitute with a different red meat or lamb. It takes a few minutes to put together and then just cooks away.

Spiced Black eyed Beans and Brisket

2 medium white onions thinly sliced

2 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped

3 carrots peeled and chopped into pieces

750g brisket in bite size pieces

2 tins black eyed beans (Double the amount of beans if you are not using the brisket)

500ml Stock

500ml Tomato Passata

2 tbsp Chipotle in adobo

1 teaspoon each of ground Coriander and cumin

2 tsp sweet Paprika

1 tbsp Tomato puree

Topping

Natural yoghurt

Chopped Coriander

Chopped deseeded tomatoes

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pot, add in the onion and carrot and cook over a high heat until browning. Turn down heat to medium, add a splash of water the spices and the chipotle, stir well to combine and leave to cook for a few minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, Tip in the meat (if using) and beans, stir well, add the stock and passata to cover the contents. Season really well and cook over a low heat or in an oven at 150C for 2 hours. Take the lid off for the last 15 minutes to thicken the sauce.

Note – If you are not using the meat, this will cook in less time but leave it as long as you can to develop the delicious flavours and really soften the beans.

Serve topped with a dollop of natural yoghurt, a sprinkle of chopped coriander and some chopped deseeded tomato. Delicious with rice or sweet potato mash.

Bean Hotpot with a Spice Butter Topping

A delicious way to eat less meat the whole family will enjoy plus a versatile spice butter which will work with lots of dishes.

Lentil Hotpot

3 Bean Hot Pot with Spice Butter Topping
Serves 4
For the Hotpot
1 tbsp oil
1 medium white onion, diced
2 garlic cloves peeled, mashed and chopped
1 tin each of red kidney beans, lentils and black beans (or your favourite of choice)
1tsp each of smoked and hot paprika
400ml tomato passata
3 medium potatoes peeled and very thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
3tsp spice butter – below

Heat the olive oil in a pan, then add the onion and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes until the onion is soft and golden. Increase the heat, and then add the lentils and beans, cook for about 1 minute then add the passata, season well and bring to the boil then tip into an oven proof dish.
Cover with a layer of thinly sliced potatoes, season and add another layer until all your potatoes are used. Pat some of the spice butter on top and cook for 30 minutes in the oven until the potatoes are tender and golden brown. Serve with a sprinkle of chopped flatleaf parsley on top.

Spice Butter – This is delicious on any chili dish or stirred into the pan when you are cooking some vegetables or even a slice on the top of some meat or fish before you put it in the oven.
1 tbsp olive oil
2tsp ground cumin
1tsp chilli powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
1tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1tsp Worcestershire sauce
100g butter or coconut oil, softened to room temperature

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and lightly fry the cumin, chilli powder and paprika for about a minute. Add a splash of water if needed, add to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients; mix well and chill until needed. Store in the fridge covered when you aren’t using it.

Huevos Rancheros Pancakes

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Pancake Huevos Rancheros – Something different for Pancake Tuesday

This is an amazing way to amp up pancakes so make load of your favourite pancakes then keep some cooked ones as leftovers to make this delicious alternative Huevos Rancheros, so much better for you than eaten with a load of nachos.

Black Eyed Bean Topping

1 tin black-eyed beans net weight 240g
5 cherry tomatoes deseeded and chopped finely
1 red onion finely chopped
2 spring onions finely chopped
3tbsp fresh chopped coriander
Zest and juice of a lime
Salt to season

Per person

1 pancake
1 egg
20gr grated sharp cheese of choice like a strong cheddar, Montery Jack, Montgomery or similar
¼ avocado chopped

Method
Oven at 200C
Place the pancake on a lightly oiled sheet. (I was able to do 2 at a time on a flat baking tray).
Very lightly oil or butter the edge of the pancake.
Place the cheese on the pancake and make a well in the centre you can break the egg into – the cheese will hold it in place.
Crack the egg into the well and season well
Bake in a hot oven -should take about 8minutes for soft centre or a little longer if you prefer.
Remove and spoon the bean salsa all round and add a squeeze of lime and some chopped avocado.

Quinoa & Pecan Burgers with Hummus & Tzatiki

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We eat a lot of beans pulses and grains whether in currys or like this in a burger. Upping the amount of these in your diet and swapping out meat a few times a week is great for you and your food budget. Full of fibre as well as other macro and micro nutrients, these really make you feel satisfied and full and are easy and quick to prepare. You could also make these with cooked bulghar if you would prefer. They are a bit delicate though so the best thing to do is cook them gently on the pan without moving them round loads!.
A chill in the fridge before hand is a must!

Quinoa and Pecan Burgers with Hummus & Tzatiki

125g quinoa cooked according to instructions
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 small onion finely chopped
1 clove of garlic mashed and chopped
50gr chopped pecans
1tsp each of ground cumin and coriander
Zest of a lemon
1tso chopped red chili
2 spring onions chopped
2tbsp each of chopped chives and coriander
Tzatiki and Hummus to serve

Makes 4
Heat the oil and cooked the onion and garlic over a medium heat until translucent and cooked
Stir in the cumin coriander, chili and lemon zest then mix to combine.
Tip the quinoa, pecans, spring onions, fresh herbs and onion mix into a food processor, season well and pulse to combine but don’t turn it into mush.
Form into 4 patties and place on parchment paper in the fridge for at least an hour.
Heat some oil and fry the burgers two at a time for 2 minutes a side until golden. Do not move around when cooking.
Serve with the Hummus and Tzatiki on a burger bun with salad of choice.

Breakfast Burrito with Eggs & Guacamole

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This is such a delicious breakfast option and with the Christmas holidays approaching and more opportunities for lazing over breakfast I thought this would be a good recipe to post. Dare I say it, for any suffering from hangovers, it’s also a good option with protein from the beans and egg, good fats from the guacamole and a lovely tex mex flavour thanks to the spice mix used in the cooking. Bloody Mary on the side is optional 🙂

Breakfast Burrito with Eggs & Guacamole

Serves 3 but is easily doubled out and will reheat perfectly.
1 medium white onion diced finely
1 tbsp tex mex spice mix from here
1 tin black eyed beans, rinsed and drained
i tbsp tomato passata
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1 or 2 eggs per person as required
1/2 or 1 wrap per person.

Heat a pan over a medium heat
Add the diced onion and sweat until soft but not coloured
Add the passata and the spice mix and cook out for about 3 minutes. Add a splash of water if it looks like it is drying out.
Tip in the drained beans, season well, stir well and cook for about 5 minutes until hot.
Meanwhile dry fry the wraps on a pan until a little golden on each side,
Keep warm which you fry the eggs.
To serve place a wrap onto your plate, top with the bean mixture, followed by your egg and a tablespoon of guacamole.

Guacamole
3 ripe avocados
1 large handful of fresh coriander chopped
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and Pepper to taste

Tip everything into a blender and blend until smooth,
Taste and adjust seasoning as required,
Keep covered with clingfilm until required.

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