Broad Bean Simmer

by Betty Bee


100 g smoked bacon finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic,  peeled and finely chopped
A good handfulmof chopped, flat leaf parsley
1 tablespoon tomato puree
200 g tinned, chopped tomatoes
100 ml port (optonal)
300 ml water
800 g prepared broad beans
500 g new potatoes, peeled
2 tablespoons of pesto
Olive oil
Salt, pepper

In a large pan, over a medium heat fry the onions and bacon in a little olive oil until golden. Add the broad beans, the garlic, parsley, tomato concentrate and the tinned tomatoes and cook for a further five minutes.

Add the water and the port, if using and bring to the boil. After ten minutes add the peeled new potatoes and the pesto and  cook for a further 30 to 35 minutes.

Season and serve.