Pasulj Čorba (Hearty Bean & Sausage Soup) Czech Serbia

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 9m
Ready In

"They used thick bacon and cut in cubes"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (374.9 g)
  • Calories 426.5
  • Total Fat - 34.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 64.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1221.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 4 g
  • Protein - 18.2 g
  • Calcium - 58.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat oil in a stockpot.

Step 2

Add the chopped bacon and saute it gently until it starts to brown and its fat runs. Then add the chopped onions and fry until translucent.

Step 3

Add tomato paste (careful dont burn).

Step 4

Add the chopped garlic, the bay leaves, the chopped parsley, and the peppercorns. (Make sure you do not add the salt at this point. If you add it now, the beans will refuse to get tender when you cook them.)

Step 5

Finally add the paprika, frying everything gently for about five minutes thereafter.

Step 6

Add about 4 cups of boiling water and the beans. Stir well. Cover.

Step 7

Turn the heat down and allow the soup to simmer very gently for at least 2 hours, until the beans are soft.

Step 8

(You will need to keep checking the beans as they may take as long as three hours' simmering to become soft depending on the particular batch of beans).

Step 9

About an hour before the soup will be ready, add the kielbasa. may need more water

Step 10

A little before serving time, check the taste and then add the salt.

Step 11

Do it a little at a time, being careful not to over salt.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.