Hungarian Bean Soup

hungarian bean soup

Hungarian Bean Soup

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Servings: 4
Calories: 376


  • 8 oz haricot beans
  • 2 1/4 pints water
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 onions
  • 1 small bunch of herbs for example parsley, chives, thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 lb beef tomatoes
  • 8 1/2 oz smoked pork sausage
  • salt and freshly milled white pepper
  • 1 generous pinch of cayenne
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives to garnish


  • Rinse the beans in cold water and soak them in the 1.25 litres (2 1/4 pints) of water for 12 hours. Then cook the beans in the soaking water for 1 1/2 - 2 hours over a low heat, adding more boiling water as necessary.
  • Halve the peppers, remove the core and seeds, wash and cut into strips. Dice the onions. Wash, trim and chop the herbs. Finely dice the garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion, garlic and herbs. Add the peppers and beans. Stir well, cover the pan and simmer for a further 20 minutes.
  • Peel and chop the tomatoes and add them to the pan.
  • Slice the sausages and warm them through in the soup. Finally season to taste with the salt, pepper, paprika and sugar and sprinkle with chives.
Calories: 376 kcal
Carbohydrates: 26 g
Protein: 16 g
Fat: 24g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 43 mg
Sodium: 409 mg
Potassium: 847 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 7 g
Vitamin A: 1284 IU
Vitamin C: 70 mg
Calcium: 66 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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