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White beans soup with smoked ribs

White Beans Soup with Smoked Ribs

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soups
Cuisine: Hungarian, Transylvanian
Diet: Low Lactose
Keyword: smoked ribs and white bean soup, white beans soup, white beans soup with smoked ribs
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Timea
A basic recipe from Transylvanian cuisine is white bean soup with smoked ribs. And especially with tarragon and sour cream, and served with red onion and fresh bread.
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  • 750 g white beans dried beans
  • 750 g smoked ribs
  • 400 g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tsp sweet pepper paste
  • 1 tbsp chopped tarragon


  • For the beginning, I put about 750 g of white beans soaked in cold water. I usually soak the beans one night before making the recipe.  I put the rib soaked in cold water for an hour.
  • The next step is to throw the water in which the bean was soaked and to put it to the boil. For this, we put the beans in a soup pot and pour the cold water over it until it is well coated. After that, I put the smoked ribs in the pot and let everything boil over medium heat, until the beans and ribs are done.
  • When the white beans are almost done, put a can of chopped tomatoes in the pot. We are going to make a thickening of oil, wheat flour and paprika. My method of thickening the soup is to put the thickening in a sieve and mix in the soup until everything dissolves.
  • Season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and vegetable mix. We boil for about 10 minutes, and at the end, we put a tablespoon of chopped tarragon.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1899mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g