Two Bean Stew

“Beans, beans, beans the more you eat the more you fart.” a secondary school song that rings very loudly in my head when I developed this recipe. The thing is its not a lie, however, don’t hold me to it! Even if its the case don’t make this stop you eating this dish as its one of my favourite stews to make and very healthy, cheap to make and keeps you full!


250g kidney beans (dried or 1 tinned )
250g butter beans (dry or 1 tinned)
1 large red (or white onion)
3 garlic cloves
1 sweet pepper (red or yellow )
half a Broccoli bunch
fresh tomato chopped  (at least 8 or 9) enough to cover all ingredients -OR- can use 2 tins of chopped Tin tomatoes
2 large sweet potato, chopped in cubes (can also use regular ones)

500ml of hot water

basil, 10g
black pepper, pinch
Salt (optional), pinch

1 red chilli  (leave seeds in if want extra heat)

1tsp Corrianda

Serves 4




  1. Soak both the beans for at least 12 hours if they are dry (healthier option) then boil them for at least 45 mins.
    (Skip this step If you have used tinned beans. as they are already cooked)2. Fry onions and garlic and celery in oil for 1/2 minutes. Until well glazed.



  1. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Until all ingredients have combined. Reduce the heat slightly once boiled.




  1. Add the  water and spices into the pot. Mix well.



5. Mix in the brocolli and sweet potato. Cook for 10 and bring up to a boil. Constantly mixing every 5 minutes.



6.  after bringing to the boil and cooking the sweet potato and broccli add the beans to the pot. Reduce the heat to a simmer. mix well and cook for a further 15 minutes.



7. Within the last 5 minutes add the herbs and chilli to the dish (chilli is optional) and mix well into the pot.



  1. Turn off heat. Leave to cool for 10 minutes and ready to serve.



Nutritional benefits:

  • High in protein
  • High in Fibre
  • Low in fats and saturated fats
  • Low in calories and fills you up!

2 bean stew

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