The Lovely Drawer: Chorizo & Butter Bean Stew

Sometimes it can be scary when people offer to cook for you.

You just don't know if what tastes good to someone else
will taste as good to you.

But with a newborn baby,
you kinda don't really care.

You just relish the idea that you won't have to think through what to make,
bother with running to the store 
or have to spend any time in the kitchen...
other than the few seconds it takes to slide something into the oven 
& pour yourself a drink.

Luckily for us,
our friends all have really good taste
and we had zero disastrous meals.

{I attribute this to the fact that most people here don't cook dishes
that are structured around cans of "Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup,"
which as a southerner, I can admit comprises approximately 85% of most home-cooked meals.}

Everything our friends made for us was really delicious.

Especially, this stew that our friend Teri cooked for us.

It was so good that I asked her to share the recipe with me...
and with you, too!

You'll love it.

It's simple, it's filling, it's packed with flavor,
and, well, it's just an all-together good recipe 
that you need to add to your collection.

PS. You've got to check out Teri's gorgeous blog, The Lovely Drawer
It's crazy-cakes cute, 
just like you'll see she is in the pictures below.

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{with lemon couscous}

Here's what you do:

1) Chop the red onion, chorizo, orange peppers and sun dried tomatoes.
2) Heat a little olive oil in a pan on a medium heat. Then fry the onions with the garlic salt & paprika.
3) Add the chorizo and orange pepper. Season and stir.
4) When the pepper is cooked, add the sun dried tomatoes, beans, mixed herbs & half the thyme- after you've pulled the leaves from the stalks.
5) Turn the heat down. Slowly add your stock, in turn with the chopped tomatoes. Stir as you go.
6) After everything is added, let it simmer for 10-15 mins, until the flavours have infused and the sauce has thickened a bit.
7) Meanwhile pour your couscous into a bowl and add boiling water. Let sit for about 5 minutes and then use a fork to separate the grains. Add the lemon juice & zest and combine with the fork.
8) Sprinkle the remaining thyme over the stew and serve with the couscous.

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Did you make sure to bookmark this recipe?
Pin it?
Print it out and tape it your fridge?

Okay. Thanks.

Because it really is that good
and I really want you to love it, too.

*photos by The Lovely Drawer.


  1. You'd bet I'd cook for you and even bring the linens and silver.

  2. That looks amazing! Can your friends come cook for us??

  3. Well that looks all kind of amazing. I've never actually had anyone bring me food, but I want to know more people like her so they will.

  4. holy deliciousness!! i'm saving this for later for sure! xox

  5. Holy yum, I'm drooling... stews are my favorite, this one looks way too delicious for me to handle on a Tuesday morning!

  6. YUM...and yes, it's awesome when you've got a new little one and people bring you food...preferable good food ;). Cheers.

  7. Goodness, that looks yummy but reminds me of how hard it is to cook recipes in the metric system. What simple Americans we are?!


  8. This looks incredible!! Hope my hubby likes it :) We will see! Thanks for sharing Lauren!

  9. Just pinned this item! It is 5:45 on the east coast and I am working late tonight... this post made me quite hungry. I cannot wait to try it as I love anything with chorizo.


  10. I'm pinning it, it looks divine! I'll probably be making it next week!

  11. ahhh. mmhhhh.
    Need to try that myself!! What a deliciously looking dish (and I have just eaten, and usually nothing is really teasing me when I am full, ha ha)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Svenja xx

  12. this sounds super delicious! which reminds me, it's dinnertime and I'm STARVING. can you hear my stomach growling from across the ocean? :)

  13. omg that looks SO GOOD. love the blog girl!

    love, rach.


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