Spanish Beans and Tuna in a Hearty Tomato Sauce | Quick & Easy Recipe
These Spanish Beans and Tuna in a Hearty Tomato Sauce are packed with flavors, easy to make and done in a little over 30 minutes. Serve these beans next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish wine for a heart-warming delicious meal.
For the beans I used canned white beans. Just to make things easier. If you prefer, you can use dried white beans. Just soak them in plenty of water overnight and then simmer the following day for 1 to 2 hours or until tender.
For the tuna I used canned tuna in olive oil. For this recipe I used the olive oil from the tuna to saute the vegetables. If you use canned tuna in water, just use 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil to saute the vegetables.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I finely grated the tomatoes to make the tomato sauce. But you can also use a regular sized can of tomato sauce or passata to make things easier. This dish will store for up to 5 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
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Spanish Beans and Tuna in a Hearty Tomato Sauce
- 2 cans tuna in olive oil 5 oz / 140 grams each
- 2 cans white beans 15.5 oz / 440 grams each
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 carrot
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
- 2 1/4 lbs tomatoes 1 kilogram
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth 120 ml
- 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
- handful fresh parsley
- pinch sea salt
- dash black pepper
Slightly heat the vegetable broth and pinch in the saffron, set aside to infuse
Drain the cans of tuna into a sieve with a bowl underneath, mix the tuna to release any excess oil and reserve the oil from the tuna
Finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic, finely chop the carrot (peeled), finely chop the green bell pepper and finely grate the tomatoes
Heat a stock pot with a medium heat and add in the reserved olive oil from the canned tuna
After 1 minute add in the chopped vegetables, mix with the olive oil, after 4 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in the paprika and thyme, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomatoes and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and simmer
Once the grated tomatoes have thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes, add in the canned white beans (drained), the drained tuna and the saffron infused broth, mix together, place a lid on the pan and simmer for 5 minutes
Transfer into shallow bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!
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