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Bean Serbian Soup

½ lb Beans, white, dry

3 lb Beef bones

2 Carrots, peeled, sliced

1 Parsnips, peeled

1 tablespoon Salt

1 tablespoon oil/butter

1 small Onion

2 tablespoon Flour, all-purpose

3 Garlic cloves, chopped, mashed

1 tablespoon Paprika, hot

1 cup Yogurt, plain

1 teaspoon Vinegar, white


Serve with Nokedli

Note: this southern Hungarian dish probably appears in Serbian cookbooks as a Serbian dish, where it is hopefully titled “Hungarian Bean Soup”


Soak beans in 1 quart cold water the night before you plan to make soup. Next day, drain beans and put aside.

Put 2 quarts water in a large soup pot and in it cook bones and vegetables with salt over low heat for 2 hours. Strain and save liquid.

Put drained beans into the reserved liquid; add enough water to bring the amount back to 2 quarts.

Cook covered over low heat till beans are done.

Make little dumplings and put aside.

Melt the lard in a frying pan. Wilt onion in it, then mix in the flour and cook over very low heat till the mixture is light brown.

Remove from heat and mix in mashed garlic and paprika. Whip in 1/2 cup cold water. Add to the almost ready bean soup and cook the soup over very low heat for at least 10 minutes longer.

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