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Broad Beans With Sucuk Recipe (Turkish - Sucuklu Bakla)

There are a few Turkish broad beans recipes out there but we wanted to combine a classic Turkish ingredient - sucuk - with our broad beans to do a Turkish take on popular recipes for broad beans & chorizo.
Course Seasonal
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 480kcal
Author Turkey's For Life

Ingredients

  • ½ kg fresh young broad beans washed & tips removed
  • 100 g sucuk
  • 2 large tomatoes or 1x400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion peeled, halved & sliced into half moons
  • 1 clove garlic peeled & crushed
  • ½ mug hot water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to season

Instructions

  • First of all, pick through your broad beans. Remove the beans from the larger pods and with the smaller ones, cut them into roughly one inch pieces.
  • Gently heat your olive oil in a frying pan and add your onion.
  • Meanwhile, take your sucuk, cut into quarters lengthways and remove the outer skin.
  • Now cut each strip of sucuk into rough bite-sized chunks and, once your onion is sweating, add your sucuk to the pan.
  • Stir around for a couple of minutes until your sucuk starts to colour and release its juices.
  • Now add your tomatoes, garlic and salt & pepper.
  • Stir around and then allow your tomatoes to cook down for around 5 minutes before adding the hot water.
  • Stir this and then add your broad beans to the pan, also.
  • Now add your sugar & vinegar, stir around and taste the sauce.
  • Add more of whatever you think is necessary.
  • Leave your sucuk and broad beans to simmer, uncovered, for around 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little and then serve.

Notes

  • For this Turkish broad beans recipe, it is up to you how much water you add to your tomato sauce - it depends how dry or juicy you want your sucuk and broad beans to be.
  • Sucuk is a very oily Turkish sausage so don't be tempted to add too much oil at the start of your cooking.
  • As with all of our recipes, the calories per serving is meant as a rough guide. This can vary, depending on the brand of sucuk you prefer to use.