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  • energy you need to keep active throughout the day
  • nutrients you need for growth and repair, helping you to stay strong and healthy and help to prevent diet-related illness, such as some cancers

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Pork and Chorizo Casserole

Pork & Chorizo Casserole

Nutrition per serving: 548 Kcal | 65g carbs | 10 fat | 47g protein | Serves 4



4 pork chops

2 tins of white beans

500g spinach

100g chorizo

1 clove garlic

1 medium-sized white onion

300ml double cream

1⁄2 chicken stock cube



Dice the chorizo and fry on medium-high heat until the fat begins to render.

Peel and finely slice the garlic and onion. Add to the pan on a lower heat with a pinch of salt, cooking until softened.

Add 250ml of water to the pan with the chicken stock and double cream, stirring well and bring to the boil, continuing to cook until the liquid is reduced by 1⁄2.

Drain the tinned beans and stir into the pan, cooking for a further 2-3 minutes. Leave to one side.

Season the pork chops with a pinch of salt and pepper. Fry in a separate pan with 1 tsp oil until golden on both sides and cooked throughout, approx. 4 minutes each side.

Place the white bean mixture back on the heat and bring to a simmer, folding through the spinach leaves.

Check for final seasoning to taste and serve with the pork chops.

Recipe is provided by Chef James Carn as a part of Abbeycroft Leisure’s Family Cooking Recipes. Funding for these recipes was provided by Suffolk County Council | Suffolk County Council