Chorizo with Chickpeas and Beans

Serves 4
If chorizo (a semi dry, Spanish pork sausage rich with paprika) if it is not available, one can use thick slices of salami as a very good substitute. You may just have to lift the Cajun Spice a little.
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You will need

1 onion, finely chopped
1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Green Onion Seasoning
1 T (15 ml) canola oil
2 sticks of celery, sliced 3mm thick
3 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
± 225 g chorizo sausage, sliced
2 t (10 ml) Ina Paarman’s Cajun Spice or Braai & Grill Seasoning
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
1 t (5 ml) sugar
½ cup (125 ml) water
1 x 25g Ina Paarman’s Liquid Vegetable Stock
400 g tin chickpeas, drained
400g tin butter beans, drained
¼ cup (60 ml) chopped parsley
a squeeze of lemon juice

Method

Sauté the onion seasoned with Green Onion Seasoning in the oil until onions are soft and golden. Add the celery, garlic and chorizo slices. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes. Add Cajun Spice or Braai & Grill Seasoning and stir through. Add chopped tomatoes, sugar, water, Liquid Vegetable Stock, chickpeas and beans.

Simmer slowly for ± 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning, add parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with green beans on the side.