This is another great Romanian dish from my grand-grand parents collection – White beans with smoked ribs.
- 500 gr of dry white beans
- 1-2 big yellow onions
- 1 sweet red pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1-2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 rack of smoked ribs or any kind of pork smoked meat or some good smoked sausages
- parsley, dill and thyme
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- salt and pepper to taste
For easy cooking, after washing the beans, keep them in water for the night and the next day boil them in a pot. While boiling, chop the onion and brown it in a pan with some corn oil, add tomato paste, bay leaf and red pepper and the carrot cut in small cubs and cook everything for 5-10 minutes. When the beans are almost done, add the onion mixtures and boil until cooked through (2-3 hours or less depending of the beans you use). 10-15 min before is ready, add the ribs cut in small portions. After everything is ready, take the pot of the heat and add the thyme, parsley and chopped garlic.
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