Homemade pork meatballs seasoned with garlic, paprika & thyme – cooked in a butter bean stew

Christopher: Who doesn’t love good meaty balls….’

This simple hearty Spanish stew is great for entertaining as it takes minimal effort and it’s easy to make loads . Stuff as much veg in as you like maybe an extra carrot or two to make this already healthy dish even better for you.

This dinner dish takes: Roughly 1 and a half hours including meatball making!

Pork and butterbean stew
Homemade port meatballs

Get it:

500g pork mince

Olive oil

One red onion diced

Two peppers any colour diced

Three garlic cloves crushes

Two tablespoons paprika

Teaspoon of thyme

Teaspoon of garlic granules

Table spoon of tomato puree

Two cans of Chopped tomatoes

One teaspoon of Sugar

Handful of Chopped flat leaf parsley

Two sticks(?) of celery cut into small chunks

Big crusty bread

Can of butter beans

Can of cannellini beans

Worchestshire sauce (optional, well its all optionally really no ones making you cook. Order a pizza if you like )

One egg beaten

Plain white flour enough to coat your balls… 😉

pork meatballs

 Make it: 

1. Take your meat; mix in the garlic granules, thyme and a teaspoon of paprika. In your hands roll into small meatballs – should make about 18.

2. Dip your balls into the beaten egg and then coat in seasoned flour. Then do the same with the pork.  😉

3. In a hot frying pan with a splash of olive oil fry the meatballs until golden brown all over, turning to ensure even cooking.

4. Meanwhile in a large saucepan or stewing pot cook the onion and garlic for a few minutes until soft, then add the celery and pepper and cook for around 5 minutes.

5. Add in the meatballs; the remaining paprika, the puree and the chopped tomatoes.

6. Bring to the boil and add the beans, sugar and a good glug or Worcestershire sauce if you like.

7.Turn down the heat and leave to simmer for 40 minutes to an hour stirring occasionally, seasoning as you go.

8. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with thick crusty bread.

This dish serves:

4 OR 2 if like us you save some for lunch!

Did you add any extra vegetables to this dish, or change up the flavouring? (Zoë prefers it spicy!). Let us know in the comments below.

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