Chorizo & Borlotti Beans on Toast


Chorizo & Borlotti Beans on Toast // Amy Elizabeth

Here I go, brunching again… I would apologise but I’m pretty sure that this recipe will equally suffice for a lunch time snack or a lazy dinner so I think I’m off the hook. Baked beans on toast were a staple of my childhood, simple tinned beans piled high on white bread toast slathered in butter and topped with a handful of grated cheddar cheese. So simple, but so good. This is a bit of a grown-up version, inspired by brunch-time at Mrs Atha’s in Leeds on Saturday. If you haven’t been, you really must – the food is excellent but the surroundings are better, it’s a really gorgeous building with plenty of curios to entertain you whilst you wait for your order to arrive. Rich, smoky and sophisticated – this dish is a total winner and I was inspired to come home and make it for my very next meal. I didn’t, but only because Paul hates beans with a true passion, but as you can see, I didn’t wait long… 

Chorizo & Borlotti Beans on Toast // Amy Elizabeth

Chorizo & Borlotti Beans on Toast
Serves 3
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  1. 100g chorizo, sliced
  2. 1/2 onion, chopped
  3. 1 clove of garlic, crushed or finely grated
  4. 4 sprigs of thyme
  5. 400g chopped tomatoes
  6. 400g borlotti beans
  7. 1/2 tsp. paprika
  8. salt & pepper
  9. 4-6 slices of toast
  1. Heat a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the chorizo and fry for 3-5 minutes until the chorizo has released some oil and has started to brown.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and fry for another 5 minutes or so, until the onions have softened. Throw in the thyme leaves in the last minute and stir through.
  3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, beans, paprika and seasoning. Stir together and turn down the heat.
  4. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until everything is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  5. Serve on thick slices of buttered toast.
Amy Elizabeth

Chorizo & Borlotti Beans on Toast // Amy Elizabeth



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  • These look so good that it makes me wish I liked baked beans. I may have to try these though as it’s the sauce I hate the most about tinned bakes beans!
    Yet another recipe to add to my liked section on Bloglovin!

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

    • I think that you would like them even if baked beans aren’t your thing – the sauce on these is smokey and rich rather than sweet and a bit watery, you almost can’t compare them (apart from, you know, the bean part…)

  • Heather Minshull

    Am making now with butter beans…going to crack and egg and bake in a small bowl and have with salad #joysofdieting

    • That sounds really good – I hadn’t thought of adding an egg, but they do go with baked beans! Hope you enjoyed it 🙂