Californian Butter Beans Recipe

This recipe was a winner and it's made entirely from ingredients that you will more than likely have on the ready in your kitchen. The dish is super quick and will save you from that lazy "I don't want to cook" visit to your Chinese restaurant.

It's filling, simple yet surprisingly flavoursome aswell and you can serve it over noodles or spaghetti, if you like and let's face it, it'll save you some money because you will not be paying for that takeaway.

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves: 4 

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
2tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper, finely chopped
125g button mushrooms, finely chopped
400g chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato purée
1/4 tsp dried mixed herbs
salt and pepper
430g can butter beans, drained

1. Gently fry the onion and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes to soften them.
2. Add the red pepper and mushrooms and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Add the remaining ingredients except the beans and continue cooking over a low heat for another five minutes,

4. Add the drained beans and cook for 10-12 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.