Posted by: neilhopwood | June 21, 2011

The easiest hearty warming winter bean soup.

I normally love to make elaborate and complicated dishes that take days to prepare. This, however is anything but that, its my delicious version of Nando’s bean soup and it couldn’t be easier.

Preparation: 5 mins. Cooking time 30 mins.


1 Large onion chopped

2 Sticks of celery chopped

2 Cloves garlic chopped

1 Tin each of: Baked beans, kidney beans, butter beans, chick peas, peeled tomatoes, mixed beans

1l of hot water (or chicken stock if you have)

2 chicken stock cubes if you don’t have the stock.

1 330ml bottle of your favorite Peri-Peri sauce (I like it hot!)

1 chilli chopped

1 tsp english mustard powder

1 tsp mixed herbs

salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Oil for frying.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the the onions, garlic and celery until the onions are translucent.

Empty all of the drained tins into the pan (don’t drain the tomatoes) and stir, then add the water and stock cube, chilli, mustard powder and herbs. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins.

Add the whole bottle of Peri-Peri and give it a good stir, taste and check for seasoning.

Simmer for another 5 mins and serve in warmed bowls with crusty bread.

If you prefer your food a little milder then leave the chilli out and obviously go for a less fiery Peri-Peri sauce.


Serves 6.



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