Polish bean soup belongs to my favorite dishes from Poland, because it is easy to prepare and very filling. It is made of white beans so it contains a lot of proteins. It tastes better when you heat it up several times.
Polish bean soup
- 500 g white beans
- 300 g bacon smoked
- 300 g sausage
- 2 onions chopped
- 2 cubes beef stock
- 200 g tomato paste
- 2 tsp seasoning for bean soup (I use polish one: Przyprawa do dań z fasoli)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp butter
- 4 grains allspice
- salt & pepper
Cover the beans with water at room temperature and leave them overnight. Make sure the beans are all the time covered by water while soaking. If necessary add some more water into the pot.
Put the whole piece of smoked bacon, beef stock, grains of allspice and 2 bay leaves in the pot and cook the beans until they are soft. I use the pressure cooker, because it takes only 15min. In this way I save a lot of time while cooking beans, beef and any other meal which need long time to cook.
In the meantime chop onions and cut sausage into cubes. Fry them in butter.
Remove the smoked bacon from the broth and cut it into cubes. Put it back to the pot with the soup.
At this point put also tomato paste, bean seasoning, onions with sausage, 2 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper and cook the soup for another 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
Serve and enjoy!
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