Chorizo, butter beans & kale

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Weekday nights are usually an unfussy affair in my household. Lengthy recipes are replaced with quick and easy suppers that use few ingredients, after all, spending a long time in the kitchen following a busy day isn't always enticing. Sometimes, I just want to throw a few ingredients in a pan and be done with it 10 minutes later.
This combination of chorizo, butter beans and kale is one such recipe.

Ingredients (for 1 generous portion, multiply as required)
80g of a good quality spicy chorizo
2 shallots or 1 small onion, sliced
a tin of butter beans
1 clove of garlic, crushed
juice of half a lemon
1 bowl of chopped kale
freshly ground black pepper to season

Peel and slice the chorizo.
Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chorizo and onion and let it cook for 5 minutes until the onion softens and the chorizo goes slightly crispy. There is no need to add oil to the pan since the chorizo will release some fat. Season well with freshly ground black pepper.
Add the beans and cook for another 5 minutes.
Squeeze over the lemon juice, add the garlic and stir well to combine.
Stir in the kale, season again with freshly ground black pepper and cook for another minute until the kale wilts slightly.
It's ready to serve.