Croatian bean stew with smoked pork ribs Recipe

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A typical Croatian dish for cold winter days.

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Servings: 4 servings


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  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.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 603g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 762  
Calories from Fat 303 40%
Total Fat 33.64g 42%
Saturated Fat 10.0g 40%
Trans Fat 0.27g  
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 779mg 32%
Potassium 2013mg 58%
Total Carbs 72.83g 19%
Dietary Fiber 18.0g 60%
Sugars 7.18g 5%
Protein 41.96g 67%
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