A delicious side from Paul Flynn, perfect for a barbeque!


  • 1 glug of olive oil
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 sticks of celery diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced
  • 4 thick slices of smoked bacon (diced)
  • 1 tin butterbeans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 tin red kidney beans
  • 1 tblsp tomato puree
  • 300 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tblsp maple syrup
  • 1 sprig of thyme


  • Heat the oil over a gentle heat and add the garlic.
  • Carefully cook until golden, but no more, this will give you a roasted garlic oil if you take it too far the garlic will burn.
  • Add the butter, bacon, celery, thyme and onions.
  • Cook slowly for 15 mins and add the tomato purée, smoked paprika and chicken stock
  • Finally add the beans
  • Cook for 5 more minutes, stir in the maple syrup, salt and pepper and serve

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