Jani me fasule (Bean soup)

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Jani me fasule (Bean soup)
Jani me fasule (Bean soup)

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Lovely with sourdough bread by the fireside

Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:199
Ready in:2 hours 40 minutes
plus overnight soak
Prep. time:5 minutes + overnight soak
Cook time:2 hours 35 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:17th January 2013

An easy bean soup from Albania.


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  1. Boil beans in hot water in an uncovered pan for 5 minutes.
  2. Rinse and boil for another 15 minutes, covered, in the hot stock or water.
  3. Sauté the onion in the olive oil until it turns golden.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons bean stock from the pot along with the tomato purée, and chilli powder for taste.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes or until a thick sauce is formed, then pour everything into the pan containing the beans.
  6. Cover, and simmer for 2 hours over low heat, stirring in the salt, mint and parsley just before the end of the cooking time.
  7. Serve hot.

Serving suggestions

Serve with some country bread.


Use any single or combination of onions you wish. I made this with some rather vicious spring onions and a little red onion.

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