A very quick, flavourful and nutritious meal that only takes minutes to make.
I absolutely love making this sauce and similar variations. Not only is it delicious and so easy, but with black beans being an important source of many key nutrients like B vitamins (especially thiamin and folate), iron, magnesium, potassium, protein, fibre, etc. it’s one of my favourite ingredients to add to recipes. Especially quick meals like this one as it’s a great way to eat well with very little efforts! And it’s very cheap to make too. 🙂
- 50g chorizo
- Passata (I used a 390g carton – Napolina with basil)
- 400g can of black beans (about 240g when drained)
- 1 onion
- A few garlic cloves
- Handful of button mushrooms
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- Black pepper
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
Note: of course you can use canned chopped tomatoes instead of passata, but the cooking time necessary for the tomatoes to break down will lengthen the process. For that reason passata is such a great staple ingredient to keep in your cupboard at all time, ready for very quick meals like these.
Also, make sure to check your supermarket’s world/caribbean section first for the black beans. They tend to sell much cheaper brands there!
- Finely chop the onion, garlic cloves, mushrooms and slice the chorizo thinly.
- Heat up the olive oil in a non stick sauté pan on medium heat and pan fry the chorizo slices for a couple of minutes.
- Lower the temperature to low and add the onion, garlic and mushrooms. Keep on frying for a couple more minutes.
- Add the passata, drained black beans, garlic powder, dried basil, cayenne pepper, black pepper and about half a cup of water.
- Simmer for a few minutes.
Serving suggestion: with rice and extra mature cheddar cheese grated on top, as seen in the pictures, but would go well with so many other things like pasta, tacos or baked potatoes. 🙂