Mediterranean tomato beans with grilled lamb chops


– 4 lamb chops
– 4 handfuls of white beans
– 1 onion
– 1 garlic clove
– 4 tomatoes
– 1 tablespoon tomato paste
– 1 tablespoon cumin
– 1 tablespoon paprika
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 bay leaf
– thyme (for the meat)
– salt, pepper


Shell the beans and put them in boiling salted water.

Boil the beans for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop the onion.
Caramelize the onion in a large sauté pan with paprika, cumin and olive oil.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, crushed garlic, bay leaf, salt and pepper.

Cover and cook at low-medium heat for 15 minutes.

Once the beans are ready, stir them in the tomato sauce. This is what you should get:

Now, you need to cook the meat.
In a large sauté pan, put the lamb with olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper.
Note that thyme is here to improve the taste of lamb.

Finally, this is what you get:

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