Chorizo and butterbean stew with baked potatoes


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.

  2. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork and microwave on a high heat for 5–6 minutes. Season well with salt. Bake for 10–15 minutes, or until tender. (If you don’t have a microwave, bake for 1 hour at 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7).

  3. Meanwhile, dry-fry the chorizo in a large saucepan over a medium heat for 4–5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 12–15 minutes until slightly thickened, stirring often. Season and stir in the basil.

  4. Serve the stew with the baked potatoes.