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Croatian Bean and Sausage Soup


Croatian Bean and Sausage Soup. Flavorful peasant soup with smokey sausage and paprika.


  • 2 Smoked Sausage Links
  • 3.5 Ounces diced Pancetta
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion - diced
  • 2 Carrots - peeled and diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic - minced
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Cannellini Beans
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Pinto Beans
  • 4 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Paprika (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vegeta (Croatian Spice)
  • 2 Cups low salt Stock or Water
  • Parsley as a garnish


1. Slice the sausage into rounds. Add to a frying pan over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the pancetta. Continue to cook until both are browned. Set aside and remove most of the oil from the pan. 2. Return the pan to medium heat and add the onions and carrots. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the garlic.Continue to cook until the onions are translucent. 3. Place all of the ingredients in a stock pot and bring it to a boil. Make sure that the beans are fully covered by the water. If not, add more. 4. Once the soup is boiling, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. 5. At this point taste the soup to adjust the flavor. Since sausage is flavored differently, salt may or may not be needed. For a smokier flavor, add 1 teaspoon of hot paprika. For a richer flavor and more salt, consider adding some bouillon or stock, or Vegeta. 6. After the flavor is adjusted, allow the pot to simmer another 10 minutes. 7. Garnish with parsley and serve with your favorite hot sauce.