Hearty Spanish Style Chicken & Chorizo Stew

This is my ultimate all time favourite thing to eat, ever. It has a great balance of tangy, smoky and meaty, whilst being very healthy and comforting.  I actually don’t specialise in the recipe – its another Mr Kitty Special – but I had a go and put my own twist on it today.

I guess this meal is a favourite when you either have a busy day, or have people over to eat. Its a slow cooker recipe, so beyond the prep of the ingredients, this dish pretty much takes care of itself.  Woop!

1. Chorizo Sausage (x1 per person). 2. Pork Loin (x 1/2 per person) 3. Fresh Tomato (x1 per person). 4. Cayenne Pepper. 5. chicken stock (200ml per person). 6. Garlic Clove (x2). 7. Bell Peppers (1 of each colour). 8. Passata (or 1 tin of chopped tomatoes per 2 people) 9. Red Onion (x2). 10. Salt. 11. Pepper. 12. Button Mushrooms. 13. Butternut Squash (about 1/3 per 2 people). 14. Red Wine (125ml per 2 people)

The ingredients listed are pretty inter-changable too. The only essentials are Chorizo, Passata, Stock, Onion and Wine. Mr Kitty usually leaves Mushrooms and Squash out, but I didn’t want to totally rip him off.

You can change up the Pork for Chicken, the vegetables for any vegetables you like, add more and use cooking Sherry instead of wine.

Anyway, you’re busy, you need to get on with this recipe, so here goes!

Step 1: Turn on slow cooker to high and heat 1tbsp Oil in a frying pan.
Step 2: Cut the Pork Loin into cubes and seal in the pan. Tip into slow cooker.
Step 3: Add more oil to pan and allow to heat. Meanwhile, chop the chorizo. When oil is hot, add to pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
Step 4: Pour in the red wine and cook alcohol out. Add to slow cooker.
Step 5: Chop onions and garlic and fry in oil, without cleaning out pan. When tender, add to slow cooker.
Step 6: Chop bell peppers, mushroom, tomato, squash and any other vegetables you want to add, then sprinkle into slow cooker.
Step 7:  Pour the Passata and Chicken Stock into Slow cooker. Season with Salt, Pepper and Cayenne Pepper, and stir.
Step 8: Cook for as long as possible.

Serve with warm crusty bread, wine and smiles!



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