Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is very old recipe from North Croatian area of Zagorje. Zagorje was very poor region (not any more) and most of the recipes reflect its social status – for example: beans were expensive, so mix it with buckwheat, turnip or sauerkraut. This meal is also energy bomb suitable for winter.
- 300 g white beans
- 250 g barley
- 100 g bacon (dried, smoked)
- 1 garlic clove
- 45 g lard
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika (red, dried)
- 1 bay leaf
- Day before soak beans in cold water.
- On D-day change the water and cook beans until almost done.
- Finely slice garlic and bacon and put it in a pot. Melt lard and fry flour until brownish together with garlic and bacon.
- Add paprika and cold water to make creamy mixture.
- Wash barley and add into the pot together with drained beans.
- Add bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and cook for 30 more minutes or until beans and buckwheat are soft.
- This meal must be almost like thick soup and not too hot.