Spicy Spanish Skillet

Spicy Spanish Skillet
  • 400 gram packet of turkey thigh mince
  • 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 red chilli or 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves of garlic (or as much as you enjoy, I often use more).
  • 1 400 gram tin chopped tomatoes (good quality really helps – I like Mutti from Ocado or Tesco Finest Cherry Tomatoes)*.
  • 1 tin butter beans (chick peas, black beans or any white bean will work).
  • Optional- chilli oil to finish. Add a tablespoon to the pan or about a teaspoon to one portion.

As my energy is limited I need recipes that are under 10 minutes and are super tasty and healthy. I have been aiming to get these on the blog for ages and am very happy to finally get this one posted!  I have been in a flare up these past 3 weeks and am working and resting my way out of it. Slow and steady. It is a bit of detective work but hope to be getting there.

This recipe was born out of my love for Spanish food (tapas is one of my favourites). I love chorizo but am trying to reduce my processed meat consumption (for health reasons, it doesn’t help with inflammation which increases my pain and fatigue). Smoked paprika helps create that rich smoky taste that I love. It really makes this dish so make sure you go for that. It  tastes very different than normal paprika and is fairly inexpensive.

Step 1: Fry some garlic in a bit of oil over a medium heat until brown and then add smoked paprika & cumin. Cook for a minute or so to release the flavours.

Step 2: Add turkey thigh mince to the pan and fry until brown.

Step 3: Add 1 tin of good quality chopped tomatoes and one tin of butter beans.

Season with salt and pepper and taste.

Top tips to save energy: Buy frozen garlic and chilli to save any chopping. Tesco and Ocado both sell these.

*All the products mentioned on this blog are ones I like. I do not work with any brands or have any paid work relating to this blog. It is a labour of love to spread awareness of fibromyalgia/CFS/ME. I want to share how I manage things in the hope of helping others.