Spanish Meatball & Butter Bean Stew By Dapur Sinolin

Spanish Meatball & Butter Bean Stew By Dapur Sinolin

This hearty one-pot is full of Mediterranean flavor, with beef, red onion, and peppers – an impressive 4 of your 5 a day.

PREParation: 15 MINS
COOKing: 35 MINS


  • 2 tsp Sinolin cooking oil
  • 350g lean beef mince
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 peppers, sliced, any color will do
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can butter beans, drained
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)


  1. Season the beef, working the seasoning in with your hands, then shape into small meatballs. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the meatballs and cook for 5 mins, until golden brown all over. Push to one side of the pan and add the onion and peppers. Cook for a further 5 mins, stirring now and then, until the veg has softened, then stir in the garlic and paprika. Stir everything around in the pan for 1 min, then add the tomatoes. Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 mins.
  2. Uncover, stir in the beans, the sugar, and some seasoning, then simmer for a further 10 mins, uncovered. Just before serving, stir in the parsley. Serve with crusty bread for dunking, if you like.

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