North Croatian Beans Soup

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 portions
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • After soaking beans overnight, cook beans until soft. Drain the beans and put aside two teaspoons of whole beans.
  • Make puree out of all other beans using blender (or whatever you use). Finely mince onion, garlic and bacon.
  • Melt lard in a cooking pot and sauté onion until translucent. Add garlic and bacon and sauté it not more than 2 minutes.
  • Add flour and brown it but not too much. Add cold water and make creamy liquid.
  • Add hot and sweet paprika and stir.
  • Add beans puree and whole beans, stir. Add bay leaf and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Add water and cook about 45 minutes.
  • Before serving taste the soup, if it is not sour you may drop few drops of vinegar (if you do cook for more 5 minutes). Add sour cream and parsley leaves and serve.
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