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Serbian Traditional Beans without Flour

Updated: Feb 14

  • Beans are a traditional Serbian dish, and that's why we make them in several ways. A wonderful and irresistible dish cooked without splashes and without flour, and it's so tasty. I believe you will love it and prepare it as much as I do. You can combine it with pasta or potatoes, or simply serve it with a piece of bread, if you like. It's really fantastic. Follow the recipe.

Ingredients: simple, total time: 165 min., 6 servings
  • 600 g of colored beans or black beans/ washed and clean

  • 2 large onions/ finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic/ finely chopped

  • 250 g of smoked bacon/ cut into cubes

  • 2 smoked or Carniola sausages/cut into rings or leftovers from Njeguš smoked prosciutto

  • 2 Tablespoons of ground paprika

  • 200 ml of peeled tomatoes +100 ml water

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon of dry spice/Vegeta

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 cube of beef soup + 500 ml of hot water

  • 1 teaspoon cumin/optional

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground hot pepper / optional or one chili pepper in a piece

  • 1 large green bell pepper/ diced

  • 2 large carrots cut into cubes or rings

  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil or 1 Tablespoon of fat


  1. Wash and clean the beans beforehand, put them in a pot with the first water to boil until boiling. After boiling, leave the beans for another 10 minutes, wash them well and add another water, so that the beans boil again, on slightly moderate heat, covered.

  2. While you wait for the beans to boil, prepare the vegetables as described above.

  3. Dice the sausage and bacon. You can also prepare some other meat instead of this one (dry ribs or pork hooves, you will not add it to the pot with vegetables, rather you put them together with beans while they are cooking).

  4. Pour 500 ml of water into a small saucepan. When it boils, add 1 cube of beef soup, stir and set aside.

  5. When the beans started to boil, take a deep-frying pan, add oil or 1 tablespoon of fat. Let it heat, then add the chopped bacon, fry until the bacon becomes transparent, add the chopped onion, and mix for about 1 minute. After that, add chopped carrot, garlic and diced pepper and sausages stew for about 2 minutes.

  6. Add spices ground pepper, hot ground pepper, cumin and bay leaf and mix well. Let it simmer for about 3 minutes, pour in the tomato paste mixed with a little water, the beef soup, mix it all well, let it simmer for about 10 minutes. After that, pour all the mixture into the pot with the beans, stir and leave uncovered to cook. When the beans boil, add salt and pepper to taste. The beans are ready when they soften and the broth thickens. If you like thinner beans, add water as desired.

Buon appetito!

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