Cooking doesn't have to be that complicated.

With five ingredients you can put something tasty on the table in no time.

At NU.nl you can read every week how to prepare such an easy recipe.

This week: bean casserole with kale, tomato, bacon and cod.

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes

  • Type of meal: dinner

  • Seasonal product: kale

  • Number of people: 4

Kale is a typical fall and winter vegetable, harvested from September to March.

It is rich in vitamins A and C, calcium and fiber and therefore very healthy.

You can make much more than just stew with kale.

For this bean dish, stir-fry the kale until it has shrunk a little.

This way the kale will keep its bite.

Five ingredients for a bean casserole with kale, bacon and cod

  • 2 tins of butter beans (giant beans), rinsed and drained

  • 300 grams of kale

  • 4 vine tomatoes, in pieces

  • 100 grams of smoked bacon strips

  • 4 cod fillets

Vegetarian alternative: replace the bacon with vegetarian bacon or sun-dried tomatoes.

Choose a fish substitute for cod or omit it.

For example, you can make a bean dish with kale, bacon and cod

  • Fry the bacon strips in a dry frying pan.

  • As soon as the bacon starts to get crispy and enough fat has released, add the tomato pieces and the kale.

  • Let the kale shrink while stirring.

    Then add the butter beans and heat for a while.

    Season with freshly ground pepper and toss well.

  • Meanwhile, heat some oil in another frying pan and fry the cod fillets for 1 minute on high heat.

    Reduce the heat slightly and fry the cod for about 6 to 7 minutes until the fish is cooked.

  • Divide the bean dish among four plates and place a piece of cod in the center of each plate.

Enjoy your meal!