The Crazy Kitchen: Beany Turkey & Chorizo Meatballs

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Thursday 21 February 2013

Beany Turkey & Chorizo Meatballs

Baked beans are a staple food in this house, the kids love them and they form part of the husband's speciality tea, which he makes from time to time - egg on beans on cheese on ham on toast.

As soon as we received a couple of cans of the new Branston Baked Beans range Jack was was first to clap eyes on and bagsy the Beans with 2 large Lincolnshire sausages.


Rather than serve the Beans with Spicy Chorizo the same way I decided to experiment with them...

Beany Turkey & Chorizo Meatballs - serves 4 (approx 24 meatballs)

1/2 can Branston baked beans & Chorizo
200g Turkey breast mince
2 slices of wholemeal bread

1 tbsp Olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1-2 Peppers, sliced (I used frozen mixed peppers)
3 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 can Branston baked beans & Chorizo
Can of chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp Harissa paste
  • Mash the baked beans and chorizo (1/2 can)
  • Mix in the turkey mince
  • Blend the bread into crumbs, or break into very small pieces and mix into the mince & beans
  • Form into meatballs the size of large marbles
  • Bake in a 200 C oven for 15 minutes, until cooked all the way through
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion gently for a few minutes
  • Add the peppers and mushrooms and fry for a further 2-3 minutes
  • Add the remaining beans & chorizo, tomatoes and harissa
  • Simmer for approx 15-20 minutes until the sauce is thick and rich
  • Toss in the meatballs and heat them through
Serve with rice or cous cous for a very tasty and extremely frugal family meal - less than £1 per serving.

or in a bun, sloppy joe style


The beans are sold in Sainsbury's stores, priced at £1.29 for beans & sausages and £1.09 for beans & chorizo or beans & chilli

I was sent the baked beans for the purpose of this review


  1. I like Sloppy Joe style :-)

  2. Oooo looks yummy!

  3. Mummyandthebeastie23 February 2013 at 13:02

    I'm liking the idea of beans and chorizo - I love it! x

  4. hmmmm now the last time I tried Branston beans i wasnt that taken with their flavour however mixed with some chorizo could help change my opinion......maybe!! good idea though to make a supper x


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