A warming and spicy casserole, perfect for these colder nights.  Simple to prepare, the secret to a successful casserole is to slow cook all the ingredients over a low flame and heat.


Serves 4


2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 sticks celery, diced

1 yellow pepper, diced

1 red pepper, diced

3 cloves garlic, chopped

250g chorizo sausages

400g pork sausages

2 tbsp Santa Maria Chipotle Chilli Powder

1tsp ground cumin

1 tbsp dried thyme

1 tbsp Santa Maria Tellicherry Black Pepper

1 tsp Santa Maria Rock Salt

45ml red wine vinegar

800g tomatoes, chopped

1 cube beef stock

400g red kidney beans, drained and washed


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan. Add the onion, celery, garlic an peppers and cook gently for 5 minutes
  • Add the sausages and cook for 3 minutes, then stir in the spices, Santa Maria Rock Salt, Santa Maria Tellicherry Black Pepper, Santa Maria Chipotle Chilli Powder and thyme and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Pour in the vinegar and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Add the stock cube and stir in. Cook for 40 minutes
  • Stir in the beans and cook for a further 5 minutes until the pulses are soft.
  •  Serve with boiled rice and a fresh salad

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