Spiced Turkey Brunch Beans

Allison Hay © Brunch beans

Recipe courtesy of Love Canned Food

Brunch is a great way to start the day during the Christmas holidays…

Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 35min
Serves: 4


  • 1tbsp oil
  • 150g fine diced white onion
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/3tsp chilli powder
  • 1/3tsp ground cumin
  • 1½tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tbsp garlic purée
  • 1tbsp ginger purée
  • 25g honey
  • 1½tbsp Worcester Sauce
  • 1tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 40g tomato purée
  • 400g canned tomatoes
  • 120g haricot beans
  • 120g red kidney beans
  • 120g black turtle beans
  • 200g roasted sweet potato
  • 1 avocado, sliced

For the turkey strips:

  • 400g turkey, cut into strips
  • 1½tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/3tsp cumin powder

For the topping:

  • ½tsp rapeseed oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 20g pumpkin seeds
  • 40g oats

To Make:

  1. Take the turkey strips and mix with the oil, paprika and cumin. Leave to one side to marinate.
  2. In a non-stick pan over a low to medium heat, add the oil, salt, pumpkin seeds and oats. Lightly brown in the pan.
  3. In a medium sauce pan over a medium to high heat, add the oil, white onion and salt. Cook until the onion is soft and translucent.
  4. Next, add the chilli powder, cumin, paprika, garlic purée, ginger purée and honey, cooking for a further 4min.
  5. Add the Worcester sauce, vinegar, tomato puree and canned tomatoes. Next add the haricot, red kidney, black beans and roasted sweet potato. Simmer for 10-15min.
  6. In a non-stick frying pan over a high heat, fry the marinated turkey off (2min each side, or until cooked through).
  7. Layer up the dish, beginning with the beans, turkey strips, sliced avocado and finally, top with the toasted oats and seeds.

Allison Hay

I joined the "My Weekly" team thirteen years ago and, more recently, "The People's Friend". I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazines. I manage the digital content for the brands, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters.