Ingredients you need
- 2 cup dried white beans
- 1 onion голяма
- 1 carrot
- 1 cup canned tomatoes or ripe fresh tomatoes chopped
- 2 tbs oil olive oil, sunflower seed oil or any other
- 1 tbs savory
- 1 tbs sweet paprika powder
- 1 tbs dried vegetables
- Salt by taste
- pinch of chilli flakes or cayenne pepper
Where I originally come from the white bean is a classic ingredient. In the Bulgarian Cuisine there are few meals containing white beans and the bean soup is one of the most famous dishes. I have to say that similar to any other traditional meals all over the world that in Bulgaria too every housewife has her very own recipe. Bean stew is probably a strange name for some of you. Let’s say this way to cook white beans is very popular in the Balkan region. Every country has it’s traditional dish – like baked white beans (my favourite in Serbia) or the white bean soup from my home country Bulgaria. I called this dish a stew – it’s not the baked version, but it’s not a soup either because is a lot ticker… At my house this dish was prepared as a mix of the both, but I still prefer to call it a stew.
I love this dish so much but it took quite some time to find the perfect recipe… I had to experiment a lot to find just the right ingredients. But here it is! There’s probably no other recipe on the web that’s so simple and lazy to prepare…
As I mentioned every Bulgarian housewife has her own recipe for bean stew – that’s why I make no claim to win a lot of hearts with my version, but I believe it would be useful for those of you who are looking for something unpretentious and easy to make. Now that it’s translated, I believe it would become quite popular 🙂.