I didn’t serve it with sausages or ciolan, but I enjoyed it with a warm polenta and some homemade pickles.
You, you can prepare it as you like, I just present you my version of bean stew!
I chose a bean with a big bean, usually the one with a small bean is preferred, but it turns out very tasty anyway.
In addition to the beaten beans , which are very good, the bean stew is one of the most delicious traditional Romanian dishes!
Nr. servings: 4 Preparation time: 2 h
- 500 gr white beans, with large beans
- 2 carrots
- 1 parsley root
- 1 celery root
- 4 dried onions
- 50 gr tomato broth
- 50 ml of sunflower oil
- dried thyme
- sweet smoked paprika
- hot smoked paprika
Wash the beans, then hydrate them in cold water. Leave in the evening until the next morning.
The next day, drain the water, add another, bring to a boil with a pinch of salt and a pinch of baking soda.
Peel and wash the vegetables. In the pot in which the beans are boiling, add a carrot, a parsley root, a celery root, a large onion. Leave it to boil until the vegetables penetrate. Check and the beans, if almost boiled, set aside.
The remaining carrot is grated, the onion is finely chopped.
Heat a large frying pan, add the oil. Add the vegetables, let them brown a little, then add a pinch of salt, a pinch of paprika and sweet and hot broth. Add about 500 ml of the water in which the beans were boiled. Mix with a wooden spoon.
Drain the beans, add them to the large pan. Mix lightly, then transfer the whole composition to a clay pot. Add a little thyme, a little more oil, match the taste with salt.
Put it in the oven, not preheated, let it simmer for 1.5 h-2 h, until it drops and comes out as everyone prefers.
I can’t describe how good it turns out, so low on low heat, in the oven, but especially in the clay pot.
Serve with hot polenta and pickles!
May it be useful to you!