Did you know that butter beans are a low-density energy food? This means that they have a low-calorie count relative to their serving size! Add more of them to your diet to help you maintain a healthy weight. We love serving our butter bean and sweet potato pot with couscous or quinoa. Yum!
SERVES 6 // COOKING TIME 30 min
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
2 onions, peeled and chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
10 sprigs thyme
3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 × 400g tin butter beans
400g tin chopped tomatoes
6 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
150 ml barbecue sauce
1. Heat oil and butter in a pot over medium heat. Cook onions and carrots until slightly tender.
2. Add the leaves of 6 thyme sprigs and the garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the tomato paste and cook 1 more minute.
3. Add beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and barbecue sauce, and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Garnish with extra thyme.