Red Pottage

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by PanNan

This is posted for the World Tour 2005 event. The source is F. Marian McNeill's The Scots Kitchen. It is a lovely, unusual bean soup. Note - the beans should be soaked overnight before starting this recipe. It can be modified for the pressure cooker.

Top Review by Mia in Germany

This was astonishingly good! I guess the secret is the saut?ing in butter before adding the stock. I used beef stock for this. Actually I was a bit skeptical about the mint for serving, but it turned out excellent. Really interesting, tasty soup which I will make again. Thanks lovely for sharing :)
Made for ZWT 8 / Family Picks for the Lively Lemon Lovelies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the beans overnight in water to cover. Drain well.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan, add beans and vegetables. Saute gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add stock (or water) and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, skimming if necessary. Simmer at least 3 hours, or until the beans are mushy.
  4. Remove and discard any portions of the beet slices, and pass the mixture through a sieve, to make a smooth textured soup.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with mint.

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