Bean, squash and meat stew

6
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g of pinto beans, canned
  • 400ml of beef stock
  • 250g of minced beef, or red meat of your choice
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 300g of butternut squash
  • 1 handful of spring onions, chopped
  • chilli, to taste
  • mozzarella cheese, finely torn
  • 3 tbsp of oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • thyme, to garnish

Method

1
In a saucepan, heat the oil and fry the meat, onions and garlic until browned and very tender
2
Add the squash, spring onions, beans and beef stock to the pan and simmer for about 10–12 minutes, until the squash is cooked
3
Season with salt, pepper and chilli. Garnish with a sprinkling of thyme
4
Divide between heatproof bowls and scatter over some torn mozzarella. Place under the grill until the mozzarella has melted, allow to cool a little and serve