Pickled turnips and beans ( Ripa i fažol )

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Author Notes: Maybe sound complicated and take long time. You are right it take long time but is not complicated.
If you don't have Pickled turnips Sauerkraut can be used , and you have another Croatian traditional meal.
Served with boiled potatoes in the skin and peeled or polenta.


Serves 8

  • Some smocked meat ( Ham hock, smocked ribs and smocked sausage )
  • 1 jar ( 1 L / 35 fl oz ) Pickled turnips
  • 2 cups cooked beans ( or 1can 19 oz )
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato past
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper
  1. Ham hock and smocked ribs cook separately in big pot for 2 hours.
  2. In second pot cook pickled turnips with with juice that they come in, plus 8 cups of water for 30-35 minutes.
  3. In frying pan heat oil, add flour and cook 2-3 minutes, stir constantly, when flour start to change color add tomato past and paprika mix in and put into the pot with turnips.
  4. Add cooked beans .
  5. Add salt ( be cheerful with salt because pickled turnips are salty ) and black pepper. Cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  6. At this point add sausage and cooked ham hock and smocked ribs . Bring to a boiling and simmer for 15 minutes.Turn stove off. Let seat for 30 minutes before serving.
  7. It is best to make day before, because always taste better the next day .

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