5-A-Day Butterbean & Chorizo Bake

Had a fridge full of various vegetables and a tin of butter beans so this is the result and I have to say that all plates were cleaned with vigour.

This dish is like a rainbow and is delicious with some wholemeal buttered crusty bread.  Just scoop on and enjoy!

Try this dish with your own combination of vegetables or herbs.  A great way to clear out the fridge from those odds and sods that get left over.

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5 A Day Butterbean & Chorizo Bake
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Definitely one of your 5-a-day if not all of them.
Recipe type: Main Meal
Serves: 4
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 75g chorizo, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 large courgette, sliced
  • 150g / 6oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 x 400g tin butterbeans
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2tbs olive oil
  • 1 heaped tsp rosemary, freshly chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Topping:
  • 2 slices stale wholemeal bread
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Gently fry the onion, garlic, chorizo, carrot and leek for 4 minutes in the oil.
  3. Add the celery, mushrooms and courgettes and fry for a further 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato puree, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer to an oven proof serving dish.
  6. Make topping by whizzing up bread with paprika, parmesan and olive oil.
  7. Spread over top and bake for 15 minutes until topping is crispy.
Serve with a warm crusty wholemeal baguette. To make this dish vegetarian, simply omit the chorizo. As an alternative you could use 3 thick slices of bacon (chopped), fry well first then spread over the bottom of the dish ready to be topped with the vegetables and beans.

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  1. Martina Evans

    Fantastic meal, can’t wait to make it. Thanks!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks love this dish, enjoy:-)

  2. Lisa Williams

    This looks so delicious I really like butter beans but am always at a loss as to how to use them.

    1. Camilla

      I don’t use them nearly often enough but do make a none baked version of this dish to to ring the changes and serve with cous cous or pasta:-)

  3. Maya Russell

    A lovely, healthy meal and you can be quite frugal by using up things that need to be used up!

    1. Camilla

      Exactly, you just pop in what you have:-)

  4. bev

    Chorizo! Yum!

  5. Ursula Hunt

    I mad this with other italian spicy sausage as I am not too keen on chirizo and it was lovely

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, it’s a very versatile dish. I have served it over a bead of cous cous without even putting it in the oven and leaving off the crust topping:-)

  6. Anne Dalzell

    I want some of this with crusty wholemeal bread now, what a gorgeous dish. I don’t eat enough butterbeans.

    1. Camilla

      It is good, you can do it with bacon too:-)

  7. Paul Wilson

    A delicious way to get more vegetables.

    1. Camilla

      It certainly is:-)

  8. William Gould

    I’ve never tried butter beans in anything before! Another one to add to the list!

    1. Camilla

      Ooh gotta love a butterbean:-)

  9. Maddy

    This is a great recipe for adapting too, e.g. no chorizo for veggies etc

    1. Camilla


  10. Paul Wilson

    I don’t do enough with Butter Beans, I’ll have to give this a try.

  11. Irene Wright

    That’s tonight’s dinner sorted then. I’ve a few different vegetables in the fridge and I usually make a sort of ratatoullie but we love those butter beans so this recipe can be a change for us. thank you for the idea.

    1. Camilla

      Hope you enjoyed it:-)

  12. Ursula Hunt

    great recipe

  13. Felicity Kelly

    That looks full of goodness!

  14. Heather Haigh

    Found it! Really in the mood for something with beans tonight and not had this for a while. One to keep coming back to. Yum.

    1. Camilla

      Same here and have even not baked it but used as a topping to cous cous or pasta!

  15. Carolyn Clapham

    That sounds delicious!

  16. Herbert Appleby

    Chorizo..,mmmm one of my favourite things from Spain. This is one well discovered dish, although I’d like to try a pinch of Cayenne pepper to zing it up a bit.

    1. Camilla

      There was plenty of zing going on here with the type of chorizo I used so I don’t think you’d even notice a pinch of cayenne LOL;-)

  17. Carolyn Clapham

    That sounds really tasty, and a great way to contribute to our 5 a day 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks – I now make this and put on a bed of cous cous or pasta without baking it and without the breadcrumb topping – it’s a very adaptable dish:-)

  18. Ursula Hunt

    Gave it a try Camilla and it was delicious

    1. Camilla

      Yay, so glad you enjoyed it, we had it the other night too:-)

  19. Michelle Luck

    Will be trying a variation of this myself – looks yummy!

  20. Heather Haigh

    Great idea – going to make a version of this today with leftover veg and pinto beans.

    1. Camilla

      Great, hope you enjoy it:-)

  21. Helen Allan

    My children love both chorizo and butterbeans so there wouldn’t be any left-overs here.

    1. Camilla

      Glad to hear that:-)

  22. KMayers

    I like the idea of this dish. I love Chorizo and many of the vegetables in the dish, it also seems really healthy. My only problem would be finding something to replace the butter beans I think as they are one of my pet hates sadly.

    1. Camilla


  23. Ursula Hunt

    Great health and colourful dish, looks really appetising

    1. Camilla

      Yes you do feel like you’ve done yourself some good after eating this dish:-)

  24. Heather Haigh

    Love butterbeans, I really like the look of this 🙂

    1. Camilla


  25. Ursula Hunt

    Very healthy and delicious looking meal

    1. Camilla

      Hope you give it a try, it’s very good:-)

  26. Paul Wilson

    I like the look of this: healthy and a bit different.

  27. Fuss Free Helen

    Love it! Nothing like a fridge bottomly use it all up one pot!

    1. Camilla

      Hi Helen, yes I love this dish and make it differently each time according to what needs eating up + it’s economical on the washing up too!

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