Borlotti bean stew

I’ve been whizzing about all over Yorkshire today and am so pleased to have an amazing slow cooked meal to come back to. Yay for slow cookers.

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This recipe is really hearty and just what is needed after a busy day. It has a tasty kick with the herbs and is so filling it’s like a hug in a meal. This morning I started by chopping 5 celery stalks, a carrot and half a large white onion, place into the slow cooker and a tin of drained and washed borlotti beans. Borlotti beans are really high in fibre and protein as well as being rich in minerals. I love the smooth but also slightly nutty texture (partly because I’m allergic to nuts and this is close as I can get!!)

These ingredients are perfect for slow cooking as they will soften and taste delicious. Add 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic, chopped parsley and chopped coriander to flavour the stew. Pour over a pint and a half of stock. I use Kallo Vegetable stock cubes as they are gluten and dairy free – great for lactose intolerant coeliacs!

Then I popped the slow cooker on, headed out for the day and came back to a perfect tasty tea. Yummy.

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