Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is super food for the winter. Very comforting and filling. For a healthier version use the vegetable oil instead of the bacon.
- 1 lb dried great northern beans, soaked overnight
- 1 onion, scored
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 lb bacon, finely chopped
- 2 onions, finely chopped
- 2 -3 teaspoons paprika
- Drain the beans and put them in a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat to a simmer, cover beans, and cook for about 45 minutes.
- Add carrots, onion, and parsnip. Cover again and cook for another 45 minutes.
- Drain beans and vegetables and mash all together. This can also be done in a meat grinder or a food processor.
- Add salt and plenty of black pepper.
- For the moare (a sauce).
- In a heavy skillet cook the bacon over medium high heat, or until the fat cooks out a bit.
- Add the onions and saute together over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown.
- Add paprika and cook for about 1 more minute.
- Serve this over each serving of beans.
My parents moved from Transylvania to Austria and then here. This was one of my favorite meals, along with the polenta and cheese. I wouldn't change a thing with this recipe!