Croatian bean stew with smoked pork ribs

Ingredients

400g pinto beans
1 bay leaf
700g smoked pork ribs
80g celery root, cleaned
1 parsley root, cleaned
1 carrot, trimmed
1 red pepper, cleaned
1-2 small chili peppers, cleaned
2 tomatoes, seedless
1 tbs olive oil
130g onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 l water
¼ cup tomato puree
1 tsp coarse sea salt

Preparation

1
Cook beans together with a bay leaf in unsalted water for 10 minutes. Bring to the boil; reduce the flame, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Drain but keep half a cup of the cooking water.
2
In the meantime, in a separate pot, cook the ribs in a lot of water. Drain when done (the meat is flaky and comes off the bone easily).
3
Chop in blender celery, parsley, and a carrot. Add red pepper, chili pepper and tomatoes, pulse.
4
Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil, then add chopped vegetables. Sauté for 2 - 3 minutes.
5
Pour the water over vegetables, stir, and season with salt and bring to the boil. Reduce the flame, cook for another 10 minutes.
6
Add tomato puree, water from cooking beans and beans, stir and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
7
Serve with smoked ribs and a thick slice of crusty bread. If you wish, you may add some red wine vinegar.

About

A typical Croatian dish for cold winter days.

Yield:

4 servings

Added:

December 2, 2013

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