RECIPE: Chorizo and Bean Supper Soup (293/366)

I caught an episode of Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers and he made a Chorizo and Bean soup. I have a lot of time Nigel as he’s a home cook not a chef. Most of his recipes are easy and can easily be adapted to suit your own taste. The following recipe is based on his recipe, a lot of the ingredients are the same but I’ve adapted it for our family taste.

I left out celery as I’m not keen on it cooked so used a red pepper instead. I used tinned tomatoes rather than fresh. I also used mixed beans rather than cannelloni beans. The beans I used have been in the back of the cupboard for a while, mixed bean salad which I drained off. I would also have used mixed beans in chilli sauce that you can buy in any of the large supermarkets.

Oh and I cooked in the slow cooker!! You can cook it on the stove top for 1 to 2 hours.

For 4 big servings as a main course or supper.


  • 2 onions – peeled and diced
  • 150g  carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper – deseeded and diced
  • 1 tin mixed beans
  • 100g Chorizo cut into chunks
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 pint hot water
  • pepper to taste
  • few sprigs of fresh basil (optional)

Chorizo and Bean Supper Soup


  • Really easy – sling everything except the basil into the slow cooker.
  • Turn onto high for about 4 hours or until the carrots are tender.
  • Adjust seasoning and add snipped up basil.
  • Serve with crusty bread.

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